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suspect

2 noun
     
Related topics: Crime
sus‧pect2 [countable]
1SCC someone who is thought to be guilty of a crime:
Two suspects were arrested today in connection with the robbery.
Police have issued a description of the murder suspect.
suspect for
the two suspects for the robbery
suspect in
a suspect in a burglary case
main/prime/chief suspect
Davies is still the chief suspect.
2

the usual suspects

the people or things that are usually involved in or responsible for a particular activity:
a wine shop stocking all the usual suspects: wines from California, France, Australia

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