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collar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of collar

  1. 1 an ornamental chain or string (as of beads) worn around the neck <a simple gold collar is all that little black cocktail dress needs> Synonyms choker, necklace, dog collar, leiRelated Words torque (or torc); beads, carcanet [archaic], rivière; rope, strand; bangle, lavaliere (also lavalliere), locket, pendant (also pendent)

  2. 2 the act of taking or holding under one's control by authority of law <when the murderer was finally apprehended, the detective who doggedly checked every single lead got credit for the collar> Synonyms apprehension, arrestment, bust [slang], arrest, pinchRelated Words raid; house arrest; capture, entrapment, seizure; captivity, confinement, detention, enchainment, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms emancipation, liberation, releaseAntonyms discharge




collar

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of collar

  1. 1 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law <the juvenile delinquent was collared for robbing houses> Synonyms apprehend, bust [slang], arrest, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seizeRelated Words bag, capture, catch, get, grab, grapple, hook, land, snap (up), snare, snatch, trap; commit, confine, detain, hold, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, jug, lock (up); bind, enchain, fetter, handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, loose, loosen, release, spring; unbind, unchainAntonyms discharge

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly <she collared the boy before he could get into the cookie jar> Synonyms bag, capture, catch, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapRelated Words glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms miss





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