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hog



Pronunciation: (hôg, hog), [key]
n., v., hogged, hog•ging.


n.
1. a hoofed mammal of the family Suidae, order Artiodactyla, comprising boars and swine.
2. a domesticated swine weighing 120 lb. (54 kg) or more, raised for market.
3. a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
4. Slang.
a. a large, heavy motorcycle.
b. an impressively large luxury automobile.
5. Also,hogg,hogget. Brit.
a. a sheep about one year old that has not been shorn.
b. the wool shorn from such a sheep.
c. any of several other domestic animals, as a bullock, that are one year old.
6. Railroads Slang.a locomotive.
7. a machine for shredding wood.
8. Curling.a stone that stops before reaching the hog score.
9. go the whole hog, to proceed or indulge completely and unreservedly: We went the whole hog and took a cruise around the world. Also,go whole hog.
10. live high off or on the hog, to be in prosperous circumstances. Also,eat high off the hog.

v.t.
1. to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
2. to arch (the back) upward like that of a hog.
3. roach3 (def. 3).
4. (in machine-shop practice) to cut deeply into (a metal bar or slab) to reduce it to a shape suitable for final machining.
5. to shred (a piece of wood).

v.i.
Naut.(of a hull) to have less than the proper amount of sheer because of structural weakness; arch. Cf. sag (def. 6a).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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