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collar

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒl.ər/ us    /ˈkɑː.lɚ/
B1 the part around the neck of a piece of clothing, usually sewn on and sometimes made of different material: a shirt collar a fur collar a dress with a big collarParts of clothes B2 a strap made of leather or other strong material that is put around the neck of an animal, especially a dog or cat: I grabbed the dog by the collar and dragged it out of the room.Veterinary medicineBands, straps and strips a type of necklace (= a piece of jewellery worn around the neck): a diamond collarJewellery specialized biology an area around the neck of an animal that is coloured differently from the other parts of the body: The bird has grey feathers with a lighter collar.Miscellaneous animal body parts specialized engineering a strip of strong material that is put round a pipe or a piece of machinery to make it stronger or to join two parts togetherBands, straps and strips

collar

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒl.ər/ us    /ˈkɑː.lɚ/ informal
to catch and hold someone so that they cannot escape: She was collared by the police at the airport.Capturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and acceptingArresting and charging to find someone and stop them going somewhere, often so that you can talk to that person about something: I was collared by Pete as I was coming out of the meeting this morning.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
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