Watchdog meaning

wŏchdôg, -dŏg
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A person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.
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A dog kept to guard property, as by barking.
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A person or group that keeps watch in order to prevent waste, unethical practices, etc.
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A dog trained to guard people or property.
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One who serves as a guardian or protector against waste, loss, or illegal practices.
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To act as a watchdog over.
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A guard dog.
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To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.
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To guard and warn.
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Origin of watchdog