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collar

[ kol-er ]
/ ˈkɒl ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Metalworking. (of a piece being rolled) to wrap itself around a roller.

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Idioms for collar

    hot under the collar, Informal. angry; excited; upset.

Origin of collar

1250–1300; Middle English coler<Anglo-French; Old French colier<Latin collāre neckband, collar, equivalent to coll(um) neck + -āre, neuter (as noun) of -āris-ar1; spelling later conformed to Latin (cf. -ar2)
col·lar·less, adjectiveun·col·lar, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for collar

collar
/ (ˈkɒlə) /

noun

verb (tr)

C13: from Latin collāre neckband, neck chain, collar, from collum neck
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Idioms and Phrases with collar

collar

see hot under the collar.

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