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hog:

see swineswine,
name for any of the cloven-hoofed mammals of the family Suidae, native to the Old World. A swine has a rather long, mobile snout, a heavy, relatively short-legged body, a thick, bristly hide, and a small tail.
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hog

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(agriculture)
A domestic swine.
(computer science)
A computer program that uses excessive computer resources, such as memory or processing power, or requires excessive time to execute.

hog

1. a domesticated pig, esp a castrated male weighing more than 102 kg
2. US and Canadian any artiodactyl mammal of the family Suidae; pig
3. Nautical a stiff brush, for scraping a vessel's bottom
4. Nautical the amount or extent to which a vessel is hogged
5. Slang chiefly US a large powerful motorcycle

hog

(1)
Favoured term to describe programs or hardware that seem to eat far more than their share of a system's resources, especially those which noticeably degrade interactive response. *Not* used of programs that are simply extremely large or complex or that are merely painfully slow themselves (see pig, run like a). More often than not encountered in qualified forms, e.g. "memory hog", "core hog", "hog the processor", "hog the disk". "A controller that never gives up the I/O bus gets killed after the bus-hog timer expires."

hog

(2)
Also said of *people* who use more than their fair share of resources (particularly disk, where it seems that 10% of the people use 90% of the disk, no matter how big the disk is or how many people use it). Of course, once disk hogs fill up one file system, they typically find some other new one to infect, claiming to the sysadmin that they have an important new project to complete.

hog

A program that uses an excessive amount of computer resources, such as memory or disk, or takes a long time to execute.
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SirBob: If we have to build a new stadium and can''t rename it Anfield because we have to call it a corporate name, then why not go the whole hog and move it to Speke or somewhere else in the city, because what''s the point in staying in Anfield if we can''t call it Anfield