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put someone under

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put someone under

verb phrase

To arrest someone; collar, hook someone up, pinch

[1990s+ Police; shortening of put someone under arrest]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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