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arrest
American English: /əˈrɛst/
British English: /əˈrɛst/

Translation of arrest in Spanish:

noun

  • 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 somebody under arrest
    detener or arrestar a alguien
    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

  • 1 (detain) the arresting officer
    el oficial de policía que hace ( or hizo etc) la detención or el arresto
    Example sentences
    • Disappointed with the dilatory tactics of the cocoa firms, he even suggested sending a man-of-war to arrest a slave ship.
    • Without the signed Yacht Salvage Contract, the salvor is free to arrest your boat and file suit in federal court.
    • Nor has it commenced legal proceedings in England to secure its underlying claim by arresting a ship here or to enforce the arbitration award.
  • 2 (progress/growth) (hinder)
    poner freno a
    (halt)
    (decline)
    arrested development
    desarrollo (masculine) atrofiado
    Example sentences
    • This addresses only 50 per cent of the problem, it will arrest the disease process and possibly repair some damage.
    • As yet there is no proven means of arresting the disease's progress, let alone curing it.
    • Many natural and chemical agents have been employed with the aim of halting or blocking angiogenesis, in an attempt to arrest malignant growth, development and metastasis.
  • 3 (hold, detain) [literary] to arrest somebody's attention
    atraer la atención de alguien

intransitive verb

  • sufrir un paro cardíaco

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