English - Vietnamese Dictionary
detective /di'tektiv/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- để dò ra, để tìm ra, để khám phá ra, để phát hiện ra; trinh thám
- a detective novel: tiểu thuyết trinh thám
+a police officer who investigates crimes
+an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
Advanced English Dictionary
investigator, private investigator, CID man, policeman, constable, Colloq private eye, sleuth, Sherlock, snoop, snooper, Brit tec, US P.I., dick, Hawkshaw; Slang cop, copper, US and Canadian gumshoe, peeper:
Detectives have at last solved the case of the missing weapon.
+ noun (abbreviation Det)Collocation Dictionary
1 a person, especially a police officer, whose job is to examine crimes and catch criminals: Detective Inspector (Roger) Brown + detectives from the anti-terrorist squad + a detective story / novel
See also - STORE DETECTIVE
2 a person employed by sb to find out information about sb/sth
See also - PRIVATE DETECTIVE
She hired a private detective to follow her husband.
| undercover | store
The store detective was keeping a close eye on a suspected shoplifter.
VERB + DETECTIVE
DETECTIVE + VERB
detectives investigating the case
DETECTIVE + NOUN
agency | work
We are going to have to do some detective work on this.
| fiction, novel, series, story
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