- 1 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] perro, (masculine, feminine); (male canine) macho (masculine) I wouldn't do it to/wish it on a dog no se lo haría/desearía a mi peor enemigo it shouldn't happen to a dog no le debería pasar a nadie a dog's breakfast (British English/inglés británico) un desastre, un desaguisado his desk always looks like a dog's breakfast su mesa siempre está patas arriba [colloquial/familiar] a dog's life una vida de perros dressed o done up like a dog's dinner (British English/inglés británico) todo emperifollado [colloquial/familiar] it's (a case of) dog eat dog hay una competencia brutal like a dog with two tails (British English/inglés británico) como (un) niño con zapatos nuevos not to have o stand a dog's chance no tener* ni la más remota posibilidad to go to the dogs venirse* abajo the country's going to the dogs el país se viene abajo to put on the dog (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] darse* tono, darse* pisto (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], mandarse la(s) parte(s) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to treat sb like a dog tratar a algn como a un perro every dog has its day a todos les llega su momento de gloria give a dog a bad name (and hang it) (British English/inglés británico) cría fama y échate a dormir or por un perro que maté, mataperros me llamaron let sleeping dogs lie mejor no revolver el asunto, mejor es no meneallo [colloquial/familiar] you can't teach an old dog new tricks loro viejo no aprende a hablar dog license licencia (feminine) para perroExample sentences
- Shouts mingle with the barking and howling of dogs.
- ‘All dogs have an intense sense of smell, and every dog likes to sniff,’ Smith said.
- Her size makes it impractical to use her as a patrol dog, but her sense of smell is so keen she can detect even trace amounts of drugs.
- We watched the wild cats and dogs frolicking in the winter sunlight.
- Teufel-hunden were originally known as the wild, ferocious mountain dogs of Bavarian folklore.
- In most mammals, adult play is rare, but it is common in dolphins, members of the dog family, great apes and, of course, humans.
(dogs plural)(races) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] the dogs las carreras de galgos
- The male dog otter measured 41.5 inches in length with a girth of 26 inches.
- A male, or dog, otter can range over six to eight miles, far further than a female.
- A member of the waterworks department shot a fine dog otter on the lower Rivington reservoir.
- 2 (fellow) [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] tipo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] dull dog tipo (masculine) aburrido [colloquial/familiar] gay dog tipo (masculine) divertido [colloquial/familiar] lucky dog tipo (masculine) con suerte [colloquial/familiar] sly dog pillín (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- People went to football in the afternoon, went to the dogs in the evening and took the train home.
- By the way, you can keep the pun you wretched journalistic dogs.
- He got up with his hand wrapped around her little waist… that lucky dog!
- If that next race is the bottom of the new grade, this lucky dog might have a chance of stumbling into the money again.
- It's true - I'm a lucky dog.
- Move too early, and you might end up backing a dog of a technology.
- If he understands that it's a dog of a deal, why do you think he'd consider supporting it?
- With a lead clenched less than firmly in his sweaty palm, he then contrived to play a dog of a game in the middle of the second set.
- 3 [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo] 3.1 (ugly woman) cardo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], callo (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], bagre (masculine) (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (worthless thing) (American English/inglés norteamericano) bodrio (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], porquería (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)
- 1.1 (trouble) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) perseguir* we've been dogged by bad luck from the beginning la mala suerte nos ha perseguido desde el principio to dog it (American English/inglés norteamericano) escurrir el bulto [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences1.2 (follow closely) perseguir* to dog sb's footsteps o heels pisarle los talones a algn
- For the last 5-1/2 years this process has been dogged by problem after problem.
- The school - which has a police officer stationed on site - has been on special measures for five years and has been dogged by problems.
- The system has been dogged with problems since it came on line in 1999.
- When you have a leader of his passion and effectiveness, you have a media that's very much tracking him and dogging him and trying to find what they can about him.
- He laughs about how the police are still - and probably forever - on his tail, even dogging him on his recent US book tour.
- Since Sally was the only member of the group who would acknowledge Yap's existence, the little gnome dogged her every step, chattering excitedly.