hogging hogging  /ˈhɔ ɡɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
  2. (n) a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
  3. (n) domestic swine
  4. (v) take greedily; take more than one's share

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Not a day goes by without one of them hogging airtime on a TV variety show, hawking breast-enhancing vitamins in commercials or eclipsing dimmer stars on the gossip pages.
  2. Still, as the campaign marches on, Berlusconi remains the unrivaled master of hogging the spotlight.
  3. But Giuliani saw him as a credit-hogging media hound.

News

  1. Dodgers blow another lead, win in 11th

    PITTSBURGH - Clayton Kershaw must be using all the hot water in the locker room after games or hogging all the desserts from the postgame spread.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. Did PRISM Cause Bitcoin’s Value to Fall?

    What with the NSA and PRISM hogging the headlines lately, Bitcoin appears to have slipped off the radar somewhat. Yet the cryptocurrency has seen a fairly dramatic drop in its value since the spying allegations emerged, falling from a high … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SiliconANGLE

  3. Brooklyn's Steve Gunn Finds a Spot to Kill Time and Look Around

    Guitarist and singer Steve Gunn is perched on the edge of a sofa. He's in a recording studio at the headquarters of public radio station WXPN in Philadelphia. But he's not close to the edge because he's anxious—he's not fidgeting. There's just some junk hogging the best part of the cushion....
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

Quotes

  1. "If you look at every player in the league who scores the ball, there's always going to be someone telling you you're hogging, you're selfish," Maggette said. "Just think about it. Kobe's one of the best players in the world and they put it...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Corey Maggette Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Ferguson added: "Carlos remains just as important to us as the guys that have been hogging the headlines of late. I sat down with him only last week to stress to him that our faith in him is absolute, that he remains a top player in the eyes of...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Independent Online

  3. "I was hogging a lot of the track, and I was real tight," Kenseth said. "But if I couldn't win, honestly there's nobody else I'd rather see win the race."
    on Sep 25, 2006 By: Matt Kenseth Source: Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel

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