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noun [countable] suspect pronunciation in American English /ˈsʌˌspekt/
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  1. 1
    someone who the police believe may have committed a crime
    Jess had been killed, and her husband was the obvious suspect.
    a murder/bombing suspect
  2. 2
    someone or something that is likely to do or cause something, especially something bad
    When plants are ruined, snails and slugs are the chief suspects.



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