English - Vietnamese Dictionary
police /pə'li:s/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- cảnh sát, công an (lực lượng, tổ chức...)
- (dùng như số nhiều) những người cảnh sát, những người công an
- ngoại động từ
- khống chế (kiểm soát) (một vùng...) bằng lực lượng cảnh sát (công an)
- cung cấp lực lượng cảnh sát (công an) cho, bố trí lực lượng cảnh sát (công an) cho (một nơi nào)
+the force of policemen and officers
+maintain the security of by carrying out a control
Advanced English Dictionary
1 constabulary, policemen, policewomen, police officers, Colloq boys in blue, the (long arm of the) law, the cops, the gendarmes, Slang the coppers, the fuzz, Brit the (Old) Bill, US the heat:
There was a bit of an argument, so we called the police.
2 patrol, guard, watch, protect:
Additional officers were assigned to police the neighbourhood.
3 enforce, regulate, administer, oversee, control, observe, supervise, monitor:
A unit was established to police the terms of the agreement.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun (often the police) [pl.] an official organization whose job is to make people obey the law and to prevent and solve crime; the people who work for this organization: A man was arrested by the police and held for questioning. + Get out of the house or I'll call the police. + Police suspect a local gang. + a police car / enquiry / warning + Hundreds of police in riot gear struggled to control the violence.
See also - SECRET POLICE
+ verb [VN]
1 (of the police, army, etc.) to go around a particular area to make sure that nobody is breaking the law there: The border will be policed by UN officials.
2 (of a committee, etc.) to make sure that a particular set of rules is obeyed: The profession is policed by its own regulatory body. + The government has called on newspapers to police themselves.
armed, mounted | plain-clothes, uniformed | anti-riot, riot | paramilitary, secret, security | federal, local, national, state
VERB + POLICE
call | alert, tell
POLICE + VERB
arrest sb | patrol sth | interview sb, question sb | investigate sth | appeal for sth
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
POLICE + NOUN
chief, constable, officer | spokesman | headquarters, station | cell
He spent the night in a police cell after his arrest.
| custody | car, helicopter, van, vehicle
an unmarked police car
| driver, marksman | dog, horse | authorities, force, service | unit | enquiries, investigation | escort
The visiting fans returned to the railway station under police escort.
A routine police patrol spotted signs of a break-in at the offices.
Nine arrests were made in a series of police raids across the city.
There was a huge police presence at the demonstration.
All prosecution witnesses were given police protection.
| cordon, lines
Some protesters managed to break through the police cordon.
| chase | informer | brutality, harassment
helping the police with their enquiries
No arrest has been made, but a man is helping the police with their enquiries.
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