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English

A man being arrested, in most countries around the world, arrested suspects will have their arms in their back with handcuffs.

Pronunciation

Etymology

To cause to stop, from Old French arester to stay, stop, from Vulgar Latin *arrestare, from Latin ad- to + restare to stop, remain behind, stay back, from re- back + stare to stand, from PIE base *sta- to stand (see Latin stet).

Noun

Singular
arrest

Plural
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arrest ({{{1}}})
  1. check, stop, an act or instance of arresting
  2. the condition of being stopped.
  3. seizure, detention
  4. a device to physically arrest motion

Translations

to be checked again, by meaning

Verb

Infinitive
to arrest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to arrest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to stop
  2. to seize
    • 1919P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves
      There is something about this picture—something bold and vigorous, which arrests the attention. I feel sure it would be highly popular.
  3. to take into legal custody

Derived terms

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Dutch

Noun

arrest (plural arresten, diminutive arrestje)

  1. detention, confinement, especially after being arrested

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