drug squad

drug squad
police unit working to stop the sale and use of illegal drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drug squad — noun A police department concerned with enforcing anti drugs laws • • • Main Entry: ↑drug * * * drug squad UK US noun [countable] [singular drug squad plural drug squ …   Useful english dictionary

  • drug squad — drug ,squad noun count BRITISH the part of the POLICE FORCE whose job is to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drug squad — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drug squad : singular drug squad plural drug squads British the part of the police force whose job is to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs …   English dictionary

  • drug squad — /ˈdrʌg skwɒd/ (say drug skwod) noun that section of the police force which is engaged in the detection and prevention of drug trafficking …   Australian English dictionary

  • drug — noun 1 substance used as a medicine ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful, strong ▪ effective ▪ safe ▪ modern, new ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • drug — n. & v. n. 1 a medicinal substance. 2 a narcotic, hallucinogen, or stimulant, esp. one causing addiction. v. (drugged, drugging) 1 tr. add a drug to (food or drink). 2 tr. a administer a drug to. b stupefy with a drug. 3 intr. take drugs as an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squad — n. 1 a small group of people sharing a task etc. 2 Mil. a small number of men assembled for drill etc. 3 Sport a group of players forming a team. 4 a (often in comb.) a specialized unit within a police force (drug squad). b = flying squad. 5 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squad — /skwod/, n., v., squadded, squadding. n. 1. a small number of soldiers, commonly 10 privates, a staff sergeant, and a corporal; the smallest military unit. 2. a group of police officers, esp. one organized to deal with a particular area of law… …   Universalium

  • squad — noun 1 police, soldiers, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ elite ▪ an elite combat squad ▪ anti terrorist (esp. BrE), bomb, bomb disposal (BrE), crime (esp. BrE), drug …   Collocations dictionary

  • Capital punishment for drug trafficking — Part of a series on Capital punishment Issues Debate · …   Wikipedia

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