- 1 1.1 (believe guilty) [person] sospechar de whom do they suspect? ¿de quién sospechan?to suspect sb
ofsth/ -ingI suspect him of the murder/robbery sospecho que es el asesino/ladrón we suspect him of lying sospechamos que mienteMore example sentences1.2 (doubt, mistrust) [sincerity/probity] dudar de, tener* dudas acerca de I rather suspect his motives tengo mis dudas acerca de sus motivos
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- Tom is suspected of dealing in stolen goods but the police have found it difficult to get evidence against him.
- The court held that the person ought to be told that he or she was suspected of being over age, and be given a chance to explain his or her position.
- I was suspected of being the leader of these people, and I needed a way to throw them off of my trail.
- There wasn't any particular reason to suspect anything, I thought.
- 2 2.1 (believe to exist) they suspect nothing no sospechan nada she suspects a plot sospecha que ha habido un complot arson is not suspected no existen sospechas de que el incendio haya sido provocado 2.2(suspected past p)a suspected fracture una posible fractura the suspected murderer el presunto asesino he's suffering from suspected appendicitis se sospecha que lo que tiene es apendicitis
- 3 (think probable) imaginarse I suspected as much ya me lo imaginaba or figuraba to suspect (
that) imaginarse queI suspected I'd find you here me imaginaba que te iba a encontrar aquí I suspect (that) it may be more serious than that me temo que pueda ser más graveMore example sentences
- It's not a bad idea but I suspect it'll take a crisis such as a property crash to make people change their habits.
- Therefore, precautions should always be taken if the presence of asbestos is suspected.
- Cases of this type include suspected heart attacks, broken limbs and appendicitis.
- (person) sospechoso, -sa (m,f) smoking/stress is a prime suspect se sospecha que lo más probable es que el tabaco/estrés sea el causanteMore example sentences
- It would not be permissible for the police to take the victim of a crime to a suspect who was under arrest to see if he could identify him.
- Fewer than 5 percent of all calls dispatched to police are made soon enough for officers to stop a crime or arrest a suspect.
- He is the prime suspect in a crime he didn't commit, though most believe he did.
- [package/behavior] sospechoso; [document/evidence] de dudosa autenticidad her motives are highly suspect sus motivos resultan sumamente sospechosos his knee is still a bit suspect todavía no está del todo bien de la rodilla they replaced the suspect pump cambiaron la bomba que se suponía causante del problemaMore example sentences
- Air France later said the suspect package was a false alarm.
- These include keeping an eye out for suspect bags, packages or vehicles, or people acting suspiciously in airports or stations.
- Since the events of September 11, and with the ambiguous source of anthrax attacks, there have been concerns of suspect packages.