suspectverb [ T ]uk /səˈspekt/ us /səˈspekt/
suspect verb [ T ] (THINK LIKELY)
"Do you think she'll have told them?" "I suspect not/so."
- I suspect he cheats the taxman .
- I don't really know how she got the job, but I suspect her mother's got contacts.
- We suspect he means to dishonour the agreement made three years ago.
- I suspect the doctor thought I was just another hysterical female.
- She has this apparent innocence which, I suspect, she uses to her advantage.
suspect verb [ T ] (THINK GUILTY)
- The police suspect him of fronting for a crime syndicate.
- The suspected murderer is being held at Belmarsh prison.
- Police suspect him of masterminding a drugs empire.
- She was suspected of selling stolen goods.
- I was wary about talking to a suspected criminal.
suspect verb [ T ] (DOUBT)
adjective uk /səˈspek.tɪd/ us /səˈspek.tɪd/
- They've cordoned off the whole area because of a suspected bomb.
- The police have kept the nightclub under surveillance because of suspected illegal drug activity.
- He has to watch what he eats because of a suspected stomach ulcer.
- Her suspected interest in the takeover has been the subject of a lot of press reporting.
suspectnoun [ C ]uk /ˈsʌs.pekt/ us /ˈsʌs.pekt/
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