There are 2 translations of arrest in Spanish:

arrest1

Pronunciation: /əˈrest/

n

  • detención (f), arresto (m) 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
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of arrest in Spanish:

arrest2

vt

  • 1 (detain) detener*, arrestar the arresting officer el oficial de policía que hace ( or hizo etc) la detención or el arresto
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    • 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) dificultar, poner* freno a; (halt) detener*; [decline] atajar arrested development desarrollo (m) atrofiado, atrofia (f)
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    • 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) [literario/literary] atraer* to arrest sb's attention atraer* la atención de algn

vi

  • sufrir un paro cardíaco

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Word of the day emprender
vt
to embark on …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is a public holiday in Argentina (Día de la Independencia)