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Definition of arrest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of arresting someone The police made several arrests. She was under arrest on suspicion of murder. Opposition leaders were put under house arrest (= not allowed to leave their houses). see also citizen's arrest
  2. 2an act of something stopping or being interrupted He died after suffering a cardiac arrest (= when his heart suddenly stopped).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: arrest