verb (used with object), watch·dogged, watch·dog·ging.
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Example sentences from the Web for watchdog
There was no point at which Facebook or Twitter was becoming the watchdog.Media Buying Briefing: Mediabrands CEO Daryl Lee discusses the soul of the media agency business|jim cooper|February 8, 2021|Digiday
Also Wednesday, Europe’s longest-running and perhaps most important tech privacy case—also involving Facebook—began heading for a resolution after the Irish watchdog agreed to stop dragging it out.A Facebook case in Belgium could open the floodgates for GDPR privacy suits|David Meyer|January 13, 2021|Fortune
“The money simply falls through a trap door without oversight from regulators and consumer watchdogs,” said Mike Dark, a lawyer with the nonprofit California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.Profit and pain: How California’s largest nursing home chain amassed millions as scrutiny mounted|Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Alice Crites, Will Englund|December 31, 2020|Washington Post
Government watchdogs have criticized Boeing, the prime contractor, for poor performance and NASA for lax oversight.2021 could be a huge year for space. Here’s what’s to come from NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.|Christian Davenport|December 30, 2020|Washington Post
Ant’s top executives are part of a task force that already has almost daily interactions with watchdogs.Chinese regulators order Ant Group to focus on payments, stop short of breakup|lbelanger225|December 27, 2020|Fortune
He charged his trusted advisor Yitzhak Molcho to act as a watchdog to prevent any progress.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to the watchdog group, this systemic abuse has led to hundreds of political prisoners being detained across the country.
One watchdog group reported shortages of ballots, technical problems, and ballot stuffing.
The familiar notion of the press as a watchdog for government only arose much later.
Thankfully, a watchdog group of unskewers at the Science Media Centre examined the actual facts.
In reality, each boy is an unpaid pion, a watchdog whose vigilance never relaxes.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
In his capacity as the Swifts' business manager, he had earned the nickname "watchdog of the treasury."Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope|Victor Appleton
Curumilla lay down without saying a word, like a good watchdog, across the door of the lodge inhabited by Doa Clara.The Pirates of the Prairies|Gustave Aimard
The second-man was standing before the library door with folded arms and a watchdog expression on his cockney face.Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
He stabled Fox and Peanut, then went to the kitchen where Chappo, like a faithful old watchdog, was dozing beside the stove.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
British Dictionary definitions for watchdog
- a person or group of persons that acts as a protector or guardian against inefficiency, illegal practices, etc
- (as modifier)a watchdog committee