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rearrest Line breaks: re|arrest
Pronunciation: /riːəˈrɛst/

Definition of rearrest in English:


[with object]
Arrest (someone) again: he was rearrested on his return to England
More 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.


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An act of rearresting someone: his rearrest was on the recommendation of an independent commission
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  • 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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