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ar·rest

arrest

 
 
pronunciation:
rest
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: arrests, arresting, arrested
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
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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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derivation: arrestee (n.)
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