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1arrestˈrɛst/verb
arrestsarrestedarresting
1arrest
ˈrɛst/
verb
arrestsarrestedarresting
Learner's definition of ARREST  
[+ object]
: to use the power of the law to take and keep (someone, such as a criminal)
◊ A person who is arrested by the police is taken to a police station or jail and kept there.
— often used as (be) arrested
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]
2arrestˈrɛst/noun
pluralarrests
2arrest
ˈrɛst/
noun
pluralarrests
Learner's definition of ARREST  
: the act of legally taking and keeping someone (such as a criminal) : the act of arresting someone
[count]
[noncount]
medical  : an occurrence in which a part of the body suddenly stops working
[noncount]
[count]
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