Definition of 'detective'
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Detectives say they are keeping an open mind about the circumstances. The Sun (2017)Detectives say that they have been unable to ascertain how he died. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The common factor is the abysmal quality of detective work. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He uses this new-found ability to help a detective solve crimes and bring down a madcap villain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Detective planet Pluto solves a mystery involving love and money. The Sun (2016)Her family is being kept informed, say detectives. The Sun (2016)He has been released on bail pending further inquiries, say detectives. The Sun (2016)How do they fare, our once starry detectives when forced into retirement? Times, Sunday Times (2016)What makes for a satisfying detective story? Christianity Today (2000)This detective work may mean you can avoid the cause in future. The Sun (2008)It concerns two detectives who attempt to crack a complex bank heist. The Sun (2010)We could all do a little bit more detective work on our fish. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were brought in one by one by detectives. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Detectives say the mystery car could be a vital lead. The Sun (2011)The supervising officer accompanied the detective to our interview. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The detective duo love working with each other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Detectives discovered the proxy voters had been in the country after all. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The fifth is the detective working one last case before his imminent retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it took a medical detective story lasting four years to uncover this threat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This time the pair are on the same side, playing detectives trying to solve a murder. The Sun (2008)And if so, can the determined detective find it now? The Sun (2014)Detectives are attempting to trace relatives so that they can formally confirm the couple's identity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A post mortem is due to be carried out and detectives say they are treating his death as suspicious. The Sun (2012)Some of the country's most notorious crimes have been solved by detectives and members of the elite squads based here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Met Police detectives appealed for witnesses. The Sun (2016)Criminals are deleting all the data from their smartphones from afar after their devices are seized by police, detectives across the country have said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A mismatched pair of detectives are forced to work together to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new narcotic to the streets. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'detective'
British English: detective /dɪˈtɛktɪv/ NOUN
A detective is someone whose job is to discover the facts about a crime or other situation.
Detectives are still searching for the four men.
- American English: detective
- Arabic: مُخْبِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: detetive
- Chinese: 侦探
- Croatian: detektiv
- Czech: detektiv
- Danish: detektiv
- Dutch: detective
- European Spanish: detective
- Finnish: etsivä
- French: détective
- German: Kriminalbeamter
- Greek: ιδιωτικός αστυνομικός
- Italian: investigatore
- Japanese: 刑事
- Korean: 탐정
- Norwegian: detektiv
- Polish: detektyw
- European Portuguese: detetive
- Romanian: detectiv
- Russian: сыщик
- Spanish: detective
- Swedish: kriminalare
- Thai: นักสืบ
- Turkish: dedektif
- Ukrainian: детектив
- Vietnamese: thám tử
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