hog

[ hawg, hog ]
/ hɔg, hɒg /
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noun

verb (used with object), hogged, hog·ging.

verb (used without object), hogged, hog·ging.

Nautical. (of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch.Compare sag(def 6a).

Nearby words

  1. hofmannsthal, hugo von,
  2. hofmeister's operation,
  3. hofstadter,
  4. hofstadter, richard,
  5. hofuf,
  6. hog badger,
  7. hog cholera,
  8. hog fuel,
  9. hog heaven,
  10. hog latin

Idioms

    go the whole hog, to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world.Also go whole hog.
    live high off/on the hog, to be in prosperous circumstances.Also eat high off the hog.

Origin of hog

1300–50; Middle English; compare Old English hogg- in place-names; perhaps < Celtic; compare Welsh hwch, Cornish hogh swine

Related formshog·like, adjectiveun·hogged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for eat high off the hog

hog

/ (hɒɡ) /

noun

verb hogs, hogging or hogged (tr)

Derived Formshogger, nounhoglike, adjective

Word Origin for hog

Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch

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Word Origin and History for eat high off the hog
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Idioms and Phrases with eat high off the hog

eat high off the hog

see high off the hog.

hog

see go hog wild; go whole hog; high off the hog; road hog.

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