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1a band of material around the neck of a shirt, dress, coat, or jacket, either upright or turned over and generally an integral part of the garment:we turned our collars up against the chill a band of leather or other material put around the neck of a domestic animal, especially a dog or cat. a colored marking resembling a collar around the neck of a bird or other animal. a heavy rounded part of the harness worn by a draft animal, which rests at the base of its neck on the shoulders. 2a restraining or connecting band, ring, or pipe in machinery. 3British a piece of meat rolled up and tied. a cut of bacon taken from the neck of a pig. 4 Botany the part of a plant where the stem joins the roots.
1 [with object] put a collar on:biologists who were collaring polar bears 2 [with object] informal seize, grasp, or apprehend (someone):police collared the culprit approach aggressively and talk to (someone who wishes to leave):he collared a departing guest for some last words