from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The method or practice of hunting game with dogs: as, the dogging of deer.

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  • noun Gerund of dog.
  • verb Present participle of dog.

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  • adjective relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit


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  • The term dogging has a number of suggested origins, but it probably refers to the "walking the dog" excuse proffered to spouses for an evening's absence.

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  • What is troublesome is the difficulty one has in dogging one's own spiritual pursuits in the random cacophony.

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  • Legally, the issue of dogging is a grey area - "doggers" are committing no offence unless they are witnessed by a member of the public who can be defined as "outraged" in the eyes of the law.

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  • The crew spotted the men engaged in illegal 'dogging' - outdoor sexual activity with strangers - on parkland known as the Downs in Bristol late one night.

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  • The conifers were felled on the 12 hectare site after it became a hotspot for 'dogging' - where people have sex with strangers while being watched.

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  • Unhappily for many people here, it is also famous for being featured on lists of good places to go "dogging" - that is, to have sex in public, sometimes with partners you have just met online, so that others can watch.

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  • The delicate Hilary, in cooler blood, would have revolted at the notion of dogging people's footsteps.

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  • That success is in the eye of the unsuccessful would seem to be the great unspoken dilemma dogging critics asked to consider the work of the rich and famous author and inspirational speaker Malcolm Gladwell. Main RSS Feed

  • What if Iain Dale had decided to take up 'dogging' all those years ago?

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  • And besides that, he said, you know, you could get really angry with a boss who was kind of dogging it, but he worked as hard as we did.

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