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    collar

    collar - Dictionary definition and meaning for word collar

    Definition
    (noun) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
    Synonyms : neckband
    Definition
    (noun) (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal Definition
    (noun) anything worn or placed about the neck
    Example Sentence
    • the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar
    • a collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse
    Definition
    (noun) a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part Definition
    (noun) the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
    Synonyms : shoe collar
    Definition
    (noun) a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it Definition
    (noun) necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
    Synonyms : choker , dog collar , neckband
    Definition
    (noun) a figurative restraint
    Synonyms : leash
    Example Sentence
    • asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market
    • kept a tight leash on his emotions
    • he's always gotten a long leash
    Definition
    (noun) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    Example Sentence
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
    Definition
    (verb) take into custody
    Synonyms : apprehend , arrest , cop , nab , nail , pick up
    Example Sentence
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals
    Definition
    (verb) seize by the neck or collar Definition
    (verb) furnish with a collar
    Example Sentence
    • collar the dog
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