Translation of "arrest" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /əˈrest/ us /əˈrest/

B1 If the police arrest someone, they take the person away to ask them about a crime that they might have committed.

prender, capturar, deter
He was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.
noun uk /əˈrest/ us /əˈrest/

the act of arresting someone

detenção, prisão
Police made 20 arrests at yesterday’s demonstration.
You are under arrest!

(Translation of “arrest” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)