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The term "scalded dog" originated when people used to cook, can, and preserve food outside. A dog could come into contact with spilled hot water or foodstuff and run from the pain. Dogs will run away from pain from bees or hot scalding water long after the pain causing entity is gone.
A dog that has been burned is a scalded dog and to run like a scalded dog is to run wildly from a pain causing experience.
The soldier ran like a scalded dog from the enemy forces.
The children ran like scalded dogs from the black bear.
The people ran like scalded dogs from the lava flow.
The escaped criminals ran like scalded dogs from the police.
by Merle t Cornpone August 21, 2009
 
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One who runs away like a coward. A JRism.
JR: "Triple H is running like a scalded dog from Kane!"
JR: "Batista is running like a scalded dog from good workrate!"
JR: "Orton is running like a scalded dog from charisma!"
JR: "Shawn Michaels is running like a scalded dog from jobbing!"
JR: "La Resistance is running like a scalded dog from personality!"
JR: "Paul Heyman is running like a scalded dog from all of the bounced checks! Bingo hall! Bingo hall!"
JR: "Kevin Nash tries to run like a scalded dog but tears a quad in the process, bah gawd!"
JR: "Jake Roberts tries to run like a scalded dog from heroin! Wait, he is running back to it, BAH GAWD!"
by Dangerous K89 March 17, 2004
 
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The quad that Neil Johnson races
Damn dude Johnson's kfx 450 is running like a scalded dog today.

Holy fuck man that kfx 450 left the gate like a scalded dog.

For fuck sake the kawasaki came zippin by me like a scalded dog.