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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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