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  1. present participle of hog


hogging (uncountable)

  1. (slang) The targeting by men of overweight or obese women for sexual encounters, not due to sexual attraction but for amusement, or to take advantage of low self-esteem.
    • 2009, Esther D. Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, The fat studies reader (page 158)
      [] hogging is used as a tool whereby men create and maintain masculinity.
  2. Taking up too much of something so others cannot use it.
    • 2017 December 1, Tom Breihan, “Mad Max: Fury Road might already be the best action movie ever made”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      There’s so much Trump in Joe: the overbearing and vainglorious rhetoric, the hogging of all natural resources, the willingness to treat people like property, the disappointing offspring.


hogging (not comparable)

  1. (nautical, engineering) Drooping at the ends; arching; in distinction from sagging.
    For a cantilevered beam, the steel reinforcement should be placed at the top to carry the hogging moment along the upper face.

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