Meaning of “arrest” - Learner’s Dictionary

arrest

verb [ T ] us uk /əˈrest/
Extra Examples
Police have arrested and interrogated the two suspects.If you refuse to obey the law, you'll be arrested.They were arrested for smashing up a hotel bar.She was arrested on charges of theft and forgery.He was arrested for allegedly stealing a car.

B1 If the police arrest someone, they take them away to ask them about a crime that they might have committed:

He was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

(Definition of “arrest verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)