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arrest

[ uh-rest ]
/ əˈrɛst /
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verb (used with object)
noun
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Idioms about arrest

    under arrest, in custody of the police or other legal authorities: They placed the suspect under arrest at the scene of the crime.

Origin of arrest

1275–1325; (v.) Middle English aresten<Anglo-French, Middle French arester,<Vulgar Latin *arrestāre to stop (see ar-, rest2); (noun) Middle English arest(e) <Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of v.

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3. See stop.

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British Dictionary definitions for arrest

arrest
/ (əˈrɛst) /

verb (tr)
noun

Word Origin for arrest

C14: from Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin arrestāre (unattested), from Latin ad at, to + restāre to stand firm, stop
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Medical definitions for arrest

arrest
[ ə-rĕst ]

v.
To stop; check.
To undergo cardiac arrest.
n.
An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.
Interference with the performance of a function.
The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with arrest

arrest

see under arrest.

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