• Pronunciation of arrest: ER0 EH1 S T (ə'rɛst)

  • Number of syllables of arrest: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of arrest

  • Definition of arrest

    • (n): the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"  
    • (n): the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"  
    • (v): hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"  
    • (v): take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"  
    • (v): attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"  
    • (v): cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"  
  • Examples of arrest

    • In the meantime, armed Police enter the Consulate and arrest the rebels.  
    • The police arrest him and his cronies.  
    • Two years under house arrest, I went to the police station every day at a certain time with a manacle.  
    • The gunshot causes the police to infiltrate the bank and arrest the robbers.  
    • The arrest made him vengeful.  
    • Police want a judge to jail a local vagrant for his inability to avoid police contact and remain arrest free.  
    • The police arrest the kidnappers.  
    • The police arrive and arrest the thieves.  
    • The arrest photo uniquely shows the actual arrest.  
    • The police arrive and arrest him for indecent exposure.  

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