arrestverb [ T ]uk /əˈrest/ us /əˈrest/
arrest verb [ T ] (CATCH)
- He put up a fight when the police tried to arrest him.
- 23 people were arrested and large quantities of heroin were seized in a dawn raid.
- Police arrested several of the demonstrators.
- The burglars have been arrested but the jewellery is still missing.
- A woman and two men were arrested on the day after the explosion.
arrest verb [ T ] (STOP)
arrest verb [ T ] (MAKE NOTICE)
arrestnoun [ C or U ]uk /əˈrest/ us /əˈrest/
B2 the act of arresting someone:
- The bomb attack was in retaliation for the recent arrest of two well-known terrorists.
- His lawyer put him in the picture about what had happened since his arrest.
- The US lodged a formal protest against the arrest of the foreign reporters.
- After his arrest in 1998, he checked himself into rehab to get over his heroin addiction.
- wrongful arrest