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watchdog

División en sílabas: watch·dog
Pronunciación: /ˈwäCHˌdôɡ
 
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Definición de watchdog en inglés:

sustantivo

1A dog kept to guard private property.
Example sentences
  • The Gauls tried to climb the Capitol at night, eluding the watchdogs and the Roman guard, but the flock of geese sacred to Juno spotted them and roused the Romans in time.
  • Just as a watchdog guards a home, so the agency should be vigilant against fraudulent or dangerous products.
  • In the same vein, having fur and teeth and canine DNA doesn't necessarily make your dog a reliable watchdog.
Sinónimos
1.1A person or group whose function is to monitor the practices of companies providing a particular service or utility: a watchdog for the global banking industry
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The council is the watchdog established to set, monitor and enforce standards in all areas of general insurance, including the fair treatment of customers.
  • To others it's an essential watchdog needed to prevent discriminatory practices in the workplace.
  • The watchdog's practice of warning nurseries of the month that they would be inspected was also highlighted.
Sinónimos
ombudsman, monitor, scrutineer, inspector, supervisor;
custodian, guardian, protector

verbo (watchdogs, watchdogging, watchdogged)

[with object] Volver al principio  
Maintain surveillance over (a person, activity, or situation): how can we watchdog our investments?
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Yours truly enjoys watchdogging the media coverage of our activities.
  • The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has been doing a fantastic job watchdogging hurricane-related fraud in Miami-Dade County, Fl.
  • Rather than watchdogging the issue, the press just passed on the false assurances.

Words that rhyme with watchdog

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