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collar
American English: /ˈkɑlər/
British English: /ˈkɒlə/

Translation of collar in Spanish:

noun

  • 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.

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