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arrest

verb [T] uk   us   /əˈrest/

arrest verb [T] (CATCH)

B1 If the police arrest someone, they take them away to ask them about a crime that they might have committed: He was arrested when customs officers found drugs in his bag. The police arrested her for drinking and driving.
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arrest verb [T] (STOP)

formal to stop or interrupt the development of something: The treatment has so far done little to arrest the spread of the cancer.

arrest verb [T] (MAKE NOTICE)

formal to attract or catch someone's attention: A photo of a small boy arrested my attention.

arrest

noun [C or U] uk   us   /əˈrest/
B2 the act of arresting someone: Two arrests were made, but the men were later released without charge. She was stopped outside the shop and placed/put under arrest.
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Translations of “arrest”
in Arabic يَعْتَقِل…
in Korean 체포하다…
in Malaysian tangkap, menyekat…
in French arrêter…
in Turkish tutuklamak…
in Italian arrestare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
in Russian арестовывать…
in Polish aresztować…
in Vietnamese bắt giữ, ngăn lại…
in Spanish detener, arrestar, capturar…
in Portuguese prender, capturar, deter…
in Thai จับกุม, หยุดชะงัก…
in German verhaften, hemmen…
in Catalan detenir…
in Japanese ~を逮捕する…
in Indonesian menangkap, menghentikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
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