Share this entry
American English: /ˈkɑlər/
British English: /ˈkɒlə/

Translation of collar in Spanish:


  • 1 (Clothing) to grab somebody by the collar
    agarrar a alguien del cuello
    to get hot under the collar
    Example sentences
    • In the context of an interview with mainstream corporate America, it's best to cover your tattoos and piercings with long-sleeved shirts, blouses, collars, and such.
    • Tweed jackets are popular with the men, along with garish ties and socks, coloured shirts with white collars, coats with velvet lapels, yellow cords - all topped off with a flat cap or a trilby.
    • The dangling detached polo shirt collars and tiny tee shirts may take some getting used to.
  • 2 (for animal)
    Example sentences
    • But unless he can replace the stolen tack, collars and harness, he will be unable to take part.
    • The rigid collar and tandem harness allowed teams to pull with equal strength and greater efficiency.
  • 3 (Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • Then, if all went well, they would outfit the two-and-a-half-foot-long bird with a radio collar and transmitter.
    • Testosterone-implanted males (with a control collar) were trialed against males with red, orange, blue, and control brown collars.
    • One option was to fit animals with GPS collars, which get position fixes from satellites to monitor movements and activity patterns.
  • 5 (Mechanics)
    Example sentences
    • Diversion collars placed around the pipes, just below the sand surface, can be retrofitted if this begins to happen.
    • The concrete pipes and collars on the sandy bottom created a tangled mass of intestines that lay unconnected to anything.
    • So when the collar for new valve went round the pipe, there wasn't contact all the way round, due to a distinct lack of pipe.

transitive verb

  • [colloquial]they were collared by the police
    la policía les echó el guante [colloquial]
    he collared me as I was leaving
    me agarró or me pescó cuando salía [colloquial]
    me cogió por banda cuando salía (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Rookie cops graduate from the police academy anxious to collar real criminals.
    • Crime-busting technology used by police to collar urban criminals is helping to catch wildlife thieves.
    • That's slim consolation, however, for the 50-odd banks the Friday Night Bank Robber knocked over before he was finally collared.
    Example sentences
    • Rick left Edie's side immediately and collared David.
    • Brian Beard collared him after the game and there was a slightly serious element in his first question.
    • He was hoping to collar someone who would tell him what was up.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.