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arrestverb [T]

 us   /əˈrest/
  • arrest verb [T] (CATCH)

(of the ​police) to use ​legalauthority to ​catch and take someone to a ​place where the ​person may be ​accused of a ​crime: Kansas City ​police arrested a ​bankrobber.
  • arrest verb [T] (STOP)

to ​stop or ​slow an ​activity: Antibiotics arrest the ​development of ​harmfulbacteria.

arrestnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈrest/
  • arrest noun [C/U] (CATCH)

the ​act of using ​legalauthority to ​catch and take someone to a ​place where the ​person may be ​accused of a ​crime: [C] FBIagents made the arrest. [U] He was ​placed under arrest by ​federalmarshals.
(Definition of arrest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"arrest" in British English

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arrestverb [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 ​customsofficersfounddrugs in his ​bag. The ​police arrested her fordrinking and ​driving.

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arrestnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /əˈrest/
B2 the ​act of arresting someone: Two arrests were made, but the men were ​laterreleased without ​charge. She was ​stoppedoutside the ​shop and ​placed/put under arrest.

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(Definition of arrest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “arrest”
in Korean 체포하다…
in Arabic يَعْتَقِل…
in Malaysian tangkap, menyekat…
in French arrêter…
in Russian арестовывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
in Italian arrestare…
in Turkish tutuklamak…
in Polish aresztować…
in Spanish detener, arrestar, capturar…
in Vietnamese bắt giữ, ngăn lại…
in Portuguese prender, capturar, deter…
in Thai จับกุม, หยุดชะงัก…
in German verhaften, hemmen…
in Catalan detenir…
in Japanese ~を逮捕する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抓住, 逮捕, 拘捕…
in Indonesian menangkap, menghentikan…
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