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English definition of “arrest”

arrest

noun [C, U]
 
 
/əˈrest/
B2 an occasion when the police take someone away to ask them about a crime that they might have committed: Police made 20 arrests at yesterday's demonstration. He's under arrest (= has been arrested). → See also house arrestArresting and charging
(Definition of arrest noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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