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English definition of “collar”

collar

verb [T]     /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
(Definition of collar verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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