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    bogus plates

    What is the meaning of "run a bogus plate" in this sentence:

    "Cops run those bogus plates,they’re gonna search that SUV
    from top to bottom."

    It refers to people or things, i'v been searching for that for a while now.

    Thanks a lot.


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    Re: bogus plates

    Bogus means sham, and plates are registration plates of vehicles.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: bogus plates

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    What is the meaning of "run a bogus plate" in this sentence:

    "Cops run those bogus plates,they’re gonna search that SUV
    from top to bottom."

    It refers to people or things, i'v been searching for that for a while now.

    Thanks a lot.

    It means that the police are going to run (send the number through their computer) a fake license plate (one whose number won't match the car in question.) Once they see that the license plate isn't the correct one, they will be suspicious and will search the car "from top to bottom."

    We hear the word "bogus" more and more frequently, it seems to me. A bogus $20 bill, for instance, would be a counterfeit piece of currency. But now I often hear teenagers say, simply, "That's so bogus." I'm not always exactly sure what they mean, but it seems to have to do with something they don't like or feel is a waste of their time. "That homework is so bogus."

    Or they might say:
    "Hey, dude, your mom says you've got to go home."
    "That's bogus, man."

    I don't like the way it's being used, but I guess we old-timers have to let the language evolve!

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    Re: bogus plates

    Yes! me too, I've found it as "bad"

    You know that's why I got it as he says:

    "The cops who wear those f****** badges are entitled to search cars from top to bottom" :(

    I think I got it totally wrong, I feel disapponted!

    I haven't got what you mean by that "matching" thing. like they are driving their car and what exactly happened for the cops to decides they 'll pull them over?

    Thanks.

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    Re: bogus plates

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Yes! me too, I've found it as "bad"

    You know that's why I got it as he says:

    "The cops who wear those f****** badges are entitled to search cars from top to bottom" :(

    I think I got it totally wrong, I feel disapponted!

    I haven't got what you mean by that "matching" thing. like they are driving their car and what exactly happened for the cops to decides they 'll pull them over?

    Thanks.
    By "matching" I mean that they will enter the number of the license plate into their computer which will then check it against all known license plates. If it doesn't "match" -- that is, show up as a legitimate license plate number (it might not come up at all or it might say it should be for a little Toyota) -- then they will know that it is not correct and that the car has been stolen or is being used for illegal activity.

    We often use the the word "match" in regards to numbers. For instance, we might say, Does the amount of money I have given you match the amount that is written on the bill?

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