Translation of "arrest" - English-Spanish 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.

He was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.
noun uk /əˈrest/ us /əˈrest/

the act of arresting someone

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

(Translation of “arrest” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈrest/

to capture or take hold of (a person) because he or she has broken the law

detener, arrestar, capturar
The police arrested the thief.

to stop

detener, parar
Economic difficulties arrested the growth of industry.
under arrest

in the position of having been arrested

detenido, bajo arresto
The thief was placed under arrest.

(Translation of “arrest” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)