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1 suspect /səˈspɛkt/ verb
suspects; suspected; suspecting
1 suspect
/səˈspɛkt/
verb
suspects; suspected; suspecting
Learner's definition of SUSPECT
[+ object]
: to think that (someone) is possibly guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong often + of
: to think that (something) is possibly the cause of something bad usually + of
: to think that (a crime) has possibly been committed
: to think that (something, especially something bad) possibly exists, is true, will happen, etc.
: to have feelings of doubt about (something) : to be suspicious about (something)

— suspected

/səˈspɛktəd/ adjective, always used before a noun
2 suspect /ˈsʌˌspɛkt/ noun
plural suspects
2 suspect
/ˈsʌˌspɛkt/
noun
plural suspects
Learner's definition of SUSPECT
[count]
: a person who is believed to be possibly guilty of committing a crime
: a thing that is thought of as a possible cause of something bad

the usual suspects

: the usual people or things that are suspected or thought of in a particular situation often used humorously
3 suspect /ˈsʌˌspɛkt/ adjective
3 suspect
/ˈsʌˌspɛkt/
adjective
Learner's definition of SUSPECT
[more suspect; most suspect]
: not able to be trusted : causing feelings of doubt or suspicion
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