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arrest

2 noun
     
arrest2 [uncountable and countable]
when the police take someone away and guard them because they may have done something illegal:
The police made several arrests.
A man is under arrest (=the police are guarding him) following the suspicious death of his wife.
He sued the police for wrongful arrest (=when someone who is not guilty is arrested).
house arrest

; ➔ cardiac arrest

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WORD FOCUS: police WORD FOCUS: police
people in the police force: police officer, policeman, policewoman, detective, cop informal

the building where the police work: police station

what the police do: investigate crimes, find/collect evidence, arrest people who they think are guilty of a crime, question/interrogate people about crimes, hold/detain people in custody, charge people with crimes, release people if they are innocent


See also
police

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