assist the police
   (with their inquiries)
   see help the police (with their inquiries)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • assist the police with their inquiries — ► an expression that is used to refer to the fact that someone has been taken to a police station to be asked questions about a crime, but that they have not yet been accused of the crime: »Two men have been detained in connection with the… …   Financial and business terms

  • help the police —    (with their inquiries)    British    to be in custody and presumed guilty of an offence with which you have not been charged    The purpose of the wording is not to prejudge guilt and so avoid the possibility of a subsequent conviction being… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • assist — UK US /əˈsɪst/ verb ► [I or T] to help somebody or help with something: assist (sb) with sth »The coordinator will assist the director with all aspects of event planning. assist (sb) in doing sth »The prospectus provides detailed information that …   Financial and business terms

  • police dog — police′ dog n. 1) dch a dog trained to assist the police 2) dch German shepherd • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

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  • assist — I UK [əˈsɪst] / US verb Word forms assist : present tense I/you/we/they assist he/she/it assists present participle assisting past tense assisted past participle assisted *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to help someone or something These… …   English dictionary

  • assist — as|sist1 [ ə sıst ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to help someone or something: These measures were designed to assist people with disabilities. They eventually agreed to assist the investigation. The new technique will assist rapid… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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