Definition of rearrest in English:

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rearrest

Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈrest/

verb

[with object]
Arrest (someone) again.
Example sentences
  • At the end of the first 90 days, the police tried to break his will by telling him that he was free - and promptly rearresting him.
  • He was then rearrested, a stay was sought, it was granted for a short period.
  • Fortunately, the Spanish police rearrested the man in July.

noun

An act of rearresting someone.
Example sentences
  • His release by the court was announced but his rearrest by the secret police was not.
  • When any rearrest or drug rearrests were the outcome criteria, only the use of jail was related to rearrest, net of controls for participant risk.
  • His rearrest came after local police said he would be useful to investigations into the recent Port-of-Spain bombings.

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Syllabification: re·ar·rest

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