from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.
- transitive v. To observe or follow closely; monitor: Police bird-dogged the suspect's movements.
- transitive v. To seek out (talent or clients, for example): bird-dogs recruits for the team.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of bird dog.
- v. Alternative spelling of bird dog.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dog used by sportsmen in the field in hunting game-birds.
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Bryce Harper's college coach may become a bird-dog scout for the Nationals, Jon Heyman writes.
That Dog can see, hear, smell more deer than l0 people can and never barks, kinda whins a tad when he really sees the deer, but stands still like a bird-dog.
This environment of secrecy is compounded by the general lack of information about matters atomic, except if someone has the time and resources to file Freedom of Information requests and generally have the skill sets and patience of a top-notch bird-dog private investigator.
With that out of the way, we look forward to the Dog Days of August, when the Blue Dogs are feeling pretty doggone good about themselves, for their doggéd efforts to bird-dog healthcare legislation in the whole dogfight with their own party's leader and "top dog," Barack Obama.
My idea is to give subpoena power to the panel Congress already established to bird-dog the bailout program.
Among that chorus: the proverbial entourage, the moochers, sycophants and predators who bird-dog sports stars.
In this video, Robert spills the beans about his plans to bird-dog the Fox TV team that had come to NCMR to make trouble.
"Bass will get right in with a packof stripers to bird-dog a baitfish school and drive it to the surface," says Dallas.
But sometimes there were wonderful days when somebody brought by a young bird-dog pup, and a spark would leap in her tired eyes.
The Martin Mars "bird-dog" or lead aircraft is scouting the path of the huge tankers this morning.