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Synonyms for dog

Synonyms for dog

to keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

to follow closely or persistently


Synonyms for dog

a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman

informal term for a man

someone who is morally reprehensible

a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked

a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

metal supports for logs in a fireplace

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I can't imagine someone will look at that float and say Glendale is going to the dogs.
In Chicago, at the same time all the talk was about how Jordan might retire after this season and the Bulls then going to the dogs.
But like everything else about ``101 Dalmatians,'' it was doubtless another example of a very dedicated actress gamely enduring anything, while everything around her was going to the dogs.
But symbolically, it speaks loudly and clearly of a Parks Department that, literally and figuratively, appears to be going to the dogs.
Going To The Dogs LLC, led by John Croft and Deborah Bohlken, received a one-year loan of $750,000 and a two-year loan of $325,000 from Eagle Bank & Trust of Little Rock.
Britain may be going to the dogs, but if Ms Collins thinks it's because some toff stood on her dress she's not living in the real world.
THIS picture proves it - Cat Deeley really is going to the dogs.