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English definition of “apprehension”

apprehension

noun [U] (TAKING HOLD)   /ˌæp·rɪˈhen·ʃən/
the act of catching and putting a person under police control : There’s an $8000 reward for the apprehension of the perpetrators .
(Definition of apprehension noun (TAKING HOLD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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