Bird-dog definition

bûrddôg, -dŏg
To follow a subject of interest, such as a person or trend, with persistent attention.
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(informal) One that bird-dogs.
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To observe or follow closely; monitor.

Police bird-dogged the suspect's movements.

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A dog used to hunt game birds; a gun dog.
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A scout, especially in baseball.
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To seek out (talent or clients, for example).

Bird-dogs recruits for the team.

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A dog trained for hunting birds, as a pointer.
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(informal) A person whose work is searching, as for missing persons.
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(informal) To search out diligently or pursue doggedly.
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A dog used in shooting to retrieve the dead birds, especially an English pointer.
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(intransitive) To watch closely.
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To seek out.
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Alternative spelling of bird dog.
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Alternative spelling of bird dog.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bird-dog
Plural:
bird-dogs

Origin of bird-dog