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arrestverb [T]

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

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

to stop or slow an activity: Antibiotics arrest the development of harmful bacteria.

arrestnoun [C/U]

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

the act of using legal authority to catch and take someone to a place where the person may be accused of a crime: [C] FBI agents made the arrest. [U] He was placed under arrest by federal marshals.
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"arrest" in British English

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arrestverb [T]

uk   /əˈrest/  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 customs officers found drugs in his bag. The police arrested her for drinking and driving.

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arrestnoun [C or U]

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

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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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