Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The majority of these respondents 89% said their reason was that they felt they didn't have the time, nor the patience, to house-train a new puppy because of working multiple jobs, or other time challenges.

    Vet's view: Clooney gal pal lets cat out of the bag

  • OBAMA: In the next hundred days, we will house-train our dog, Bo, because the last thing Tim Geithner needs is someone else treating him like a fire hydrant.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2009

  • And perhaps Linda would not be pleased at having to house-train a growing nuisance that moulted and chewed the furniture.

    Come To Grief

  • And perhaps Linda would not be pleased at having to house-train a growing nuisance that moulted and chewed the furniture.

    Come To Grief

  • No woman in her forties should be obliged to house-train - which is where the domesticated divorcee comes in.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Although they're easy to house-train and take to a litter box with ease, they're notorious chewers, and tempting targets like electrical cords have to be kept out of reach.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Although they're easy to house-train and take to a litter box with ease, they're notorious chewers, and tempting targets like electrical cords have to be kept out of reach.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Yes, there will still be news - but what will we use to house-train our dogs?

    The Seminal :: Independent Media And Politics

  • Untrained end users who are having a Drupal-based site delivered to them and need to school themselves realistically in terms of what it means to own and house-train a modern website.

    drupal.org

  • In its friendly, crafts-filled world, the country is where you celebrate American cheddars, house-train a rabbit and give old rakes new life.

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