Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dog around v.

[dog v.1 ]

1. [1910s+] (US campus) to neglect one’s academic work.

2. [1920s–40s] (orig. US) to follow.

3. [1920s–70s] (US black) to nag, to abuse verbally.

4. [20C+] to abuse emotionally, esp. by sexual infidelity.