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hog

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Definition


To selfishly control something. To refuse to share.

Context : Social Life
Category: Slang, Vernacular
Semantic: hoard, selfish

This word can be used as a noun or a verb.

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Usage of “hog”

  1. Don't be a hog, hand some over!

  2. Stop hogging the ice cream.

Examples of idiom “hog” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'fantasticpru'
    fantasticpru:

    @anemoneproject Night honey! Not far behind! Don't hog the quilt when I join you! Lol xx

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'TenajKay'
    TenajKay:

    Smoking...and I want to hog the blunt...

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ElevenTwenty2'
    ElevenTwenty2:

    Looking forward to ball hog nate entering the game, should make it easy for our bench.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MrRightReese'
    MrRightReese:

    Stink and I r going to fight this summer. He is a TV hog.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'xxxChlsamin'
    xxxChlsamin:

    Bored. really wish my little brother would get off my case of "hogging all the wireless"

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'idance510'
    idance510:

    @alicattx0 is #svu on right now? My mom's hogging the tv

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'princesssusieq'
    princesssusieq:

    @JShrew22 Your Dad hogging the TV, made a crack about parents............

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'brandNew_'
    brandNew_:

    Ahhh man I got work to do for school and these people hogging the laptop. Like #wtf.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'KalBonner'
    KalBonner:

    @scottisafool Bah - That Russell Crowe is always hogging the limelight. Why doesn't he just go back to Rome?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'lydiaaalimhf'
    lydiaaalimhf:

    Sian leaving my house. Some idiot hogging the lift.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'D_Rocafella718'
    D_Rocafella718:

    @Teylore hell I'm bored right now and can't even start my movie cause somebody hogging the entertainment room