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watch +‎ dog

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watchdog ‎(plural watchdogs)

  1. a guard dog
  2. a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.

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watchdog ‎(third-person singular simple present watchdogs, present participle watchdogging, simple past and past participle watchdogged)

  1. To perform a function analogous to that of a watchdog; to guard and warn.

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