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"police" in American English

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policeplural noun

 us   /pəˈlis/
an official force whose job is to maintain public order, deal with crime, and make people obey the law, or the members of this force: I think you should call the police. Police arrested two people in connection with the robbery.

policeverb [T]

 us   /pəˈlis/
to control or maintain order, esp. with police: Security forces policed the border. It’s up to the government to police the financial markets.
(Definition of police from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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policenoun [plural]

uk   /pəˈliːs/  us   /pəˈliːs/
A2 the official organization that is responsible for protecting people and property, making people obey the law, finding out about and solving crime, and catching people who have committed a crime: I think you should call the police. The police are investigating fraud allegations against him.
members of this organization: There should be more police patrolling the area on foot.

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policeverb [T]

uk   /pəˈliːs/  us   /pəˈliːs/
(Definition of police from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"police" in Business English

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policeverb [T]

uk   us   /pəˈliːs/
to make sure that the rules of an activity, organization, industry, etc. are obeyed: It's impossible for the moderator to police all the comments that have been posted.
to control the way in which a possibly dangerous substance is dealt with or a dangerous activity is done: The use of these chemicals must be carefully policed.
(Definition of police from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “police”
in Korean 경찰…
in Arabic شُرْطة…
in Malaysian polis…
in French (de) police…
in Russian полиция…
in Chinese (Traditional) 員警當局,警方, 員警…
in Italian polizia…
in Turkish polis teşkilâtı, emniyet güçleri…
in Polish policja, Police ma tylko liczbę mnogą!…
in Spanish policía…
in Vietnamese cảnh sát…
in Portuguese polícia…
in Thai ตำรวจ…
in German die Polizei, Polizei-……
in Catalan policia…
in Japanese 警察, 警察署…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警察当局,警方, 警察…
in Indonesian polisi…
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