Synonyms of collar in English:


See definition of collar


1‘a shirt collar’


neckband, choker

historical ruff, gorget, bertha, Vandyke

archaic rebato

2‘a small collar can be fitted round the pump rod to limit the length of stroke’


ring, band, collet, sleeve, pipe, flange, rim, rib


1‘the cricket star collared a thief who tried to nick his golf clubs’


apprehend, arrest, catch, capture, seize

take prisoner, take into custody, detain, put in jail, throw in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate

informal nab, nail, run in, pinch, bust, pick up, pull in, haul in, do, feel someone's collar

British informal nick

2‘an elderly chap collared me in the street’


accost, address, speak to, talk to, call to, shout to, hail, initiate a discussion with

approach, waylay, take aside, detain, stop, halt, grab, catch, confront, importune, solicit

informal buttonhole

British informal nobble