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arrest

Pronunciation: /əˈrest/

Translation of arrest in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • detención (feminine), arresto (masculine) to make an arrest hacer* una detención or un arresto to be under arrest estar* detenido or arrestado he's under arrest on a robbery charge ha sido detenido or arrestado acusado de robo you're under arrest queda detenido or arrestado to put o place sb under arrest detener* or arrestar a algn to resist arrest resistirse a la autoridad
    Example sentences
    • In Lindley the defendant had been taken into police custody upon arrest for disorderly behaviour.
    • These are separate categories, but it does not follow that in every case of unlawful arrest by a police officer exemplary damages are appropriate.
    • The internal report will provide valuable ammunition for the Hamiltons who have said they intend to sue Scotland Yard for unlawful arrest and detention.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (detain) detener*, arrestar the arresting officer el oficial de policía que hace ( or hizo etc) la detención or el arresto
  • 3 (hold, detain) [literary/literario] atraer* to arrest sb's attention atraer* la atención de algn

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • sufrir un paro cardíaco

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