Definition of attack dog in English:

attack dog

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  • 1A dog trained to attack on command and kept for this purpose.
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    • They have not had electrodes attached to their genitals or been set on by attack dogs.
    • The police then charged the picket line with attack dogs.
    • A German shepherd attack dog also made the trip from Angola.
  • 1.1A person who is very aggressive in their defence or support of someone or something: he was accused of being an all-purpose attack dog for the government
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    • Instead, both have looked like opportunistic attack dogs.
    • Instead she has now been firmly assigned to the traditional role of the vice-presidential candidate: attack dog.
    • I had no idea he was going to be a little attack dog.

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