dog

[ dawg, dog ]
/ dɔg, dɒg /

noun

verb (used with object), dogged, dog·ging.

Idioms

Origin of dog

before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga

Related forms

dog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for go to the dogs

dog

/ (dɒɡ) /

noun

verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)

adverb

(usually in combination) thoroughly; utterlydog-tired
See also dogs

Derived Forms

doglike, adjective

Word Origin for dog

Old English docga, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with go to the dogs (1 of 2)

go to the dogs


see under go to pot.

Idioms and Phrases with go to the dogs (2 of 2)

dog


In addition to the idioms beginning with dog

  • dog days
  • dog eat dog
  • dog in the manger
  • dog it

also see:

  • coon's (dog's) age
  • every dog has its day
  • go to pot (the dogs)
  • hair of the dog
  • hot dog
  • in the doghouse
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • put on the dog
  • rain cats and dogs
  • see a man about a dog
  • shaggy dog story
  • sick as a dog
  • tail wagging the dog
  • teach an old dog new tricks
  • throw to the wolves (dogs)
  • top banana (dog)
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