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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).
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Idioms about hog

    go the whole hog. See entry at whole hog. Also go whole hog.
    live high off / on the hog, Informal. to be in prosperous circumstances.Also eat high off the hog.

Origin of hog

First recorded before 1100; Middle English hoge, Old English hogg; further origin uncertain; perhaps from Celtic; compare Welsh hwch, Cornish hogh “swine”

OTHER WORDS FROM hog

hog·like, adjectiveun·hogged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hog

hog
/ (hɒɡ) /

noun
verb hogs, hogging or hogged (tr)

Derived forms of hog

hogger, nounhoglike, adjective

Word Origin for hog

Old English hogg, from Celtic; compare Cornish hoch
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hog

hog

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

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