be under suspicion

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be under suspicion

To be suspected of some wrongdoing. Ever since that leak of private emails, everything the CEO has done has been under suspicion. As far as I'm concerned, the victim's husband is under suspicion until we interrogate him.
See also: suspicion
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be under suˈspicion (of something)

be the person that the police think has committed a crime (although they cannot prove it yet): He was still under suspicion and he knew the police were watching him.
See also: suspicion
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"I asked what induced her to run the risk of protecting a stranger, who was under suspicion of having committed a murder.
We make no apologies for standing up for one of our citizens." Dr Yang, 54, had been under investigation for harming China's national security, but Australian diplomats were notified he was under suspicion of committing crimes of espionage.
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