suspectverb [T]uk /səˈspekt/ us /səˈspekt/
suspect verb [T] (THINK LIKELY)
- 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)
suspect verb [T] (DOUBT)
- 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/
suspectadjectiveuk /ˈsʌs.pekt/ us /ˈsʌs.pekt/