Definition of collar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    collar

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkɑlər//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collar
     
    he / she / it collars
     
    past simple collared
     
    -ing form collaring
     
     
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  1. 1collar somebody to capture someone and hold them tightly so that they cannot escape from you Police collared the culprit as he was leaving the premises.
  2. 2collar somebody to stop someone in order to talk to them I was collared in the street by a woman doing a survey.
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