police

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (force)
a. la policía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police is performing random checks on anyone with a large bag.La policía está haciendo registros al azar a cualquiera que tenga un bolso grande.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to monitor)
a. patrullar
The officers have been policing the city.Los agentes han estado patrullando la ciudad.
b. vigilar
The coast is policed by the military.La costa está vigilada por el ejército.
c. vigilar el cumplimiento de
The UN is in charge of policing the ceasefire.La ONU se encarga de vigilar el cumplimiento del alto al fuego.
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police
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
the policela policía
two hundred policedoscientos policías
police academyacademia de policía
police carcoche or
police chiefjefe de policía
police commissionerciudadano que preside un consejo civil encargado de supervisar la actuación de la policía
police constable(agente de) policía mf
police departmentjefatura de policía
police dogperro policía
police forcecuerpo de policía
police inspectorinspector(ora) de policía
police officer(agente de) policía mf
police recordantecedentes policiales
police stateestado policial
police stationcomisaría de policía
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. vigilar, custodiar
3. (fig)
a. vigilar, supervisar
the streets are not properly policed these daysno hay suficientes policías en la calle hoy en día
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police [pəˈliːs]
plural noun
policía (f)
to join the police hacerse policía; more than a hundred police were called in más de cien policías hicieron acto de presencia
More than 100 police have ringed the area Extra police were called in
transitive verb
[+frontier] vigilar; patrullar por; [+area] mantener el orden público en; [+process] vigilar; controlar
the frontier is policed by UN patrols la frontera la vigilan las patrullas de la ONU; the area used to be policed by Britain la zona estaba antes bajo control de Gran Bretaña
modifier
de policía
police brutality (n) violencia (f) policial
...as soon as measures are taken to stop police brutality against blacks there were allegations of police brutality
police captain (n) (US) subjefe (m)
police car (n) coche (m) de policía
police constable (n) (Britain) guardia (m); policía (m)
police court (n) tribunal (m) de policía; tribunal (m) correccional
police custody (n)
in police custody bajo custodia policial
police department (n) (US) policía (f)
police dog (n) perro (m) policía
police escort (n) escolta (f) policial
police force (n) cuerpo (m) de policía
police inspector (n) inspectorainspectora (m) (f) de policía;a inspectora
police officer (n) policía (m)
police protection (n) protección (f) policial
police record (n) antecedentes (m) penales
police state (n) estado (m) policía
police station (n) comisaría (f)
police work (n) trabajo (m) policial or de la policía
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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