UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsnoun: /ˈsʌspɛkt/, adjective: /ˈsʌspɛkt/, verb: /səˈspɛkt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. səˈspɛkt; n. ˈsʌspɛkt; adj. ˈsʌspɛkt, səˈspɛkt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. sə spekt; n. suspekt; adj. suspekt, sə spekt)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the suspect is in police custody
  2. the police [arrested, apprehended] the suspect
  3. the suspect was held for [twenty-four hours]
  4. are currently holding the suspect
  5. have the suspect under (24-hour) surveillance
  6. [pinned, tracked] down the suspect
  7. [tracked] the suspect down
  8. lured the suspect [with, by]
  9. [distribute, post] a photo of the suspect
  10. a suspect in the [murder, rape] of
  11. a [murder] suspect
  12. is the [prime, number one] suspect
  13. a list of [possible, likely, usual] suspects
  1. a suspect [answer, argument, explanation]
  2. [gave, offered, came out with] a suspect explanation
  3. has suspect intentions
  4. report suspect [activity, bags, movement]
  5. [observe, spot, see] a suspect package
  6. [remove, inspect, analyze] a suspect package
  7. the suspect package [exploded, blew up]
  8. a suspect package was [found, reported] (on the platform)
  1. suspect him of [committing, stealing, shooting]
  2. suspect her of [murder, fraud, robbery]
  3. was suspected of [murder] by [the police, investigators]
  4. I suspect he will [decline, stay, come]
  5. I suspected he [might have, could have, may have]
  6. she suspects his [answers, motives, movements]
  7. the police suspect [foul play, murder]
  8. suspect [fraud, misconduct]
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