arrest

I UK [əˈrest] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "arrest":
present tense I/you/we/they arrest he/she/it arrests present participle arresting past tense arrested past participle arrested
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1) if the police arrest someone, they take that person to a police station because they believe he or she has committed a crime. Someone who has been arrested is under arrest, and if they are not allowed to leave, they are in custody

Police raided the store at dawn, arresting six men and seizing hundreds of pirated CDs.

arrest someone for something:

He was arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

arrest someone on charges/suspicion of something:

She has been arrested on suspicion of using a stolen credit card.

2) formal to stop a process from continuing, especially to stop a bad situation from getting worse

A cut in interest rates failed to arrest the decline in prices.

3) formal if something arrests your attention, you notice it

II UK [əˈrest] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "arrest":
singular arrest plural arrests
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a situation in which the police arrest someone that they believe has committed a crime

The information led to the arrest of three suspects.

After a third arrest for drunk driving, she lost her licence.

One of the women is suing for wrongful arrest (= having been arrested illegally).

under arrest:

Six men are under arrest in connection with the drug-smuggling operation.

make an arrest:

We hope to make an arrest in the near future.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • arrest — vb 1 Arrest, check, interrupt mean to stop in mid course. Arrest implies a holding fixed in the midst of movement, development, or progress and usually a prevention of further advance until someone or something effects a release {arrest the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Arrest — Ar*rest , n. [OE. arest, arrest, OF. arest, F. arr[^e]t, fr. arester. See {Arrest}, v. t., {Arr?t}.] 1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development. [1913 Webster] As …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrest — Ar*rest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arresting}.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter, fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re + stare to stand. See {Rest} remainder.] 1. To stop; to check or hinder the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • arrest — [n1] taking into custody accommodation, apprehension, appropriation, bag*, booby trap*, bust, captivity, capture, collar, commitment, confinement, constraint, crimp*, detention, drop*, fall*, gaff*, glom*, grab*, heat*, hook*, imprisonment,… …   New thesaurus

  • arrèst — m. arrêt ; station ; jugement ; terme. Metre un arrèst ais iniquitats. Chin d arrèst : chien d arrêt …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

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