police

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police is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
police

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
none

plural
police

A police officer
  1. (plural only; not used in singular form) The police are the official people who stop criminals and help people.
    When we saw the man take the money, we called the police.
    The police car stopped the truck that was driving too fast.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
police

Third-person singular
polices

Past tense
policed

Past participle
policed

Present participle
policing

  1. If you police an area or activity, you watch it to make sure no laws are being broken.
    There are fewer crimes in the countryside, but it's difficult to police such a big area.