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English definition of “apprehension”

apprehension

noun [U] (CATCHING)    /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.ʃən/ formal
the situation in which the police catch and arrest someone who has not obeyed the law: Both the army and the police were involved in the apprehension of the terrorists.Arresting and chargingCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
(Definition of apprehension noun (CATCHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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