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solve a crime

This page is about the collocation solve a crime

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to find out who committed a crime

For example

  • Sherlock Holmes was very good at solving crimes.

  • Criminals commit many crimes, and law enforcement agencies are trained to solve them.

Note:
Related collocations include "solve a case", "solve a murder", "solve a mystery", "solve a riddle", etc.

Quick Quiz

Who are responsible for solving crimes?

a. police forces

b. crime bosses

c. law breakers

Contributor: Matt Errey