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arrest verb definition in The police topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

arrest

 verb: The police topic
[transitive, often passive] if the police arrest somebody, the person is taken to a police station and kept there because the police believe they may be guilty of a crime arrest somebody A man has been arrested in connection with the robbery. arrest somebody for something She was arrested for drug-related offences. arrest somebody for doing something You could get arrested for doing that.

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