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Synonyms for collar

Synonyms for collar

a seizing and holding by law

to take into custody as a prisoner

Synonyms for collar

(zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

anything worn or placed about the neck

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a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

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the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

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a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

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necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

a figurative restraint

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the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

take into custody

seize by the neck or collar

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furnish with a collar

References in classic literature ?
It was at eleven in the morning that the pale youth-god put collar and chain on Michael, led him out of the segregation ward, and turned him over to a dark youth-god who wasted no time of greeting on him and manifested no friendliness.
Some of the donkeys were white, some were brown, or gray, or black, or spotted; but their hair was sleek and smooth and their broad collars and caps gave them a neat, if whimsical, appearance.
By a chance, she got a position in an establishment where they made collars and cuffs.
There was once a fine gentleman, all of whose moveables were a boot-jack and a hair-comb: but he had the finest false collars in the world; and it is about one of these collars that we are now to hear a story.
The few foot passengers astir in that quarter hurried dismally and silently along with coat collars turned high and pocketed hands.
Pickwick retails to his fellow-passengers; whereupon they emerge from their coat collars too, and look about them also.
You see how quickly it is done," said the traveling man, who had for sale a small flat metal substitute for collar buttons.
Shimerda, wearing his rabbit-skin cap and collar, and new mittens his wife had knitted.
Besides this he has to learn to wear a collar, a crupper, and a breeching, and to stand still while they are put on; then to have a cart or a chaise fixed behind, so that he cannot walk or trot without dragging it after him; and he must go fast or slow, just as his driver wishes.
Tom, you didn't have to undo your shirt collar where I sewed it, to pump on your head, did you?
But just as he was leaning over to get the stick, I seized him with both hands by his collar, and brought him by a sudden snatch to the ground.
For written on the collar in big letters were these words: "JIP-THE CLEVEREST DOG IN THE WORLD.
This primeval vestment reached from the throat to the knees, and served at once all the usual purposes of body-clothing; there was no wider opening at the collar, than was necessary to admit the passage of the head, from which it may be inferred, that it was put on by slipping it over the head and shoulders, in the manner of a modern shirt, or ancient hauberk.
What I was afraid of was that everyone present, from the insolent marker down to the lowest little stinking, pimply clerk in a greasy collar, would jeer at me and fail to understand when I began to protest and to address them in literary language.
Another thing I had almost forgotten, which is that the lappets of the fur cloak must be raised, and the collar bound with lace.