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arrest

ar·rest

arrest

 
pronunciation:
rest
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: arrested, arresting, arrests
definition: to stop and hold someone for breaking the law.
The police arrested the criminal and brought him to jail.
 
similar words:
catch, detain, hold, pinch, seize
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of stopping and holding someone for breaking the law.
The police put the suspect under arrest.
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The word arrest contains the following part:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.