- 1 1.1 (Zoology)perro, (-rra) (masculine, feminine)(male canine)I wouldn't do it to/wish it on a dogit shouldn't happen to a dogno se lo haría/desearía a mi peor enemigoa dog's breakfast (British English)no le debería pasar a nadiehis desk always looks like a dog's breakfastun desastreun desaguisadoa dog's lifesu mesa siempre está patas arriba [colloquial]dressed o done up like a dog's dinner (British English)una vida de perrosit's (a case of) dog eat dogtodo emperifollado [colloquial]like a dog with two tails (British English)hay una competencia brutalnot to have o stand a dog's chancecomo (un) niño con zapatos nuevosto go to the dogs the country's going to the dogsno tener ni la más remota posibilidadto put on the dog (American English) [colloquial]el país se viene abajoto treat somebody like a dogdarse tonomandarse la(s) parte(s) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]every dog has its daytratar a alguien como a un perrogive a dog a bad name (and hang it) (British English)a todos les llega su momento de glorialet sleeping dogs liecría fama y échate a dormir or por un perro que maté, mataperros me llamaronyou can't teach an old dog new tricksmejor no revolver el asuntomejor es no meneallo [colloquial]dog licenseloro viejo no aprende a hablar1.2licencia (feminine) para perroalso: dogs plural(races) (British English) [colloquial] the dogslas carreras de galgos
- 2 (fellow) [colloquial] [dated] dull doggay dogtipo (masculine) aburrido [colloquial]lucky dogtipo (masculine) divertido [colloquial]sly dogtipo (masculine) con suerte [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 3 [slang] [pejorative] 3.1 (ugly woman) 3.2 (worthless thing)Example sentences
- 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.
transitive verb -gg-
- 1.1 (trouble) (often passive) we've been dogged by bad luck from the beginningto dog it (American English)la mala suerte nos ha perseguido desde el principioExample sentences1.2 (follow closely) to dog somebody's footsteps o heels
pisarle los talones a alguienExample sentences
- 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.
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In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.