Meaning of SUSPICION in English
There is strong ~ on both sides that information is being withheld.
▪ considerable , deep , grave , great
▪ the slightest , vague
I don't think he had the slightest ~ anything was wrong.
▪ dark , nagging , nasty , sneaking , terrible , worst
I have a nasty ~ he's organized a surprise party for me.
My worst ~s were realized when I was fired.
an atmosphere of mutual ~
▪ false , unfounded ( esp. BrE )
Our ~s turned out to be unfounded.
… OF SUSPICION
▪ degree , level
VERB + SUSPICION
▪ entertain , harbour/harbor , have
We had our ~s as to who did it.
▪ express , report , voice
▪ be under , come under , fall under
He fell under ~ of tax evasion.
▪ arouse , cast , cause , create , draw , fuel , give rise to ( esp. BrE ), invite , raise , sow
Parked vehicles that arouse ~ should be reported to the police.
information that casts ~ on one of the most powerful figures in the party
The parked car outside only served to fuel his ~s.
Their odd appearance invited ~.
She shared her ~s with no one but her diary.
▪ confirm , heighten , justify , reinforce
A telephone call confirmed my worst ~s.
▪ allay , dispel
She was anxious to allay any ~ that she had married for money.
SUSPICION + VERB
The ~ exists that Harris is stealing money from the company safe.
▪ linger , remain
▪ fall on sb
Strong ~ fell on the victim's boyfriend.
▪ above ~ , beyond ~
They thought the teacher was beyond ~.
▪ on ~ of
arrested on ~ of bribery
to be arrested/detained/held/questioned on ~ of sth
▪ with ~
They viewed the new plan with great ~.
▪ ~ about , ~ as to
his ~s about the candidate's background
▪ ~ against
Suspicions against the former leader remain.
▪ the finger of ~ ( esp. BrE )
The finger of ~ pointed to a close friend of the victim.
▪ grounds for ~ ( BrE )
The police must have reasonable grounds for ~ before they can get a search warrant.
▪ an object of ~
Boys were an immediate object of ~ to her.
▪ under a cloud of ~
He ended his athletics career under a cloud of ~.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012