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Definition of collar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: collar