Meaning of “arrest” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /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 arrest

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