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1 arrest ˈrɛst/ verb
arrests; arrested; arresting
1 arrest
ˈrɛst/
verb
arrests; arrested; arresting
Learner's definition of ARREST
[+ object]
: to use the power of the law to take and keep (someone, such as a criminal)
often used as (be) arrested
◊ A person who is arrested by the police is taken to a police station or jail and kept there.
formal : to stop the progress or movement of (something)
formal : to attract and hold the attention of (someone or something)

— arresting

adjective [more arresting; most arresting]
2 arrest ˈrɛst/ noun
plural arrests
2 arrest
ˈrɛst/
noun
plural arrests
Learner's definition of ARREST
: the act of legally taking and keeping someone (such as a criminal) : the act of arresting someone
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see also citizen's arrest, false arrest, house arrest
medical : an occurrence in which a part of the body suddenly stops working
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