arrest

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈrɛst/, SAMPA: /@"r\Est/
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  • Hyphenation: ar‧rest

Verb[change]

Plain form
arrest

Third-person singular
arrests

Past tense
arrested

Past participle
arrested

Present participle
arresting

  1. If you are arrested you are caught by the police.
  2. If something arrests something else, it stops it.
    His development was arrested by the disease.
  3. If something arrests it stops.
    We called the ambulance after his heart arrested this morning.

Related words and phrases[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
arrest

Plural
arrests

  1. An arrest is when the police catch someone.
    They made several arrests last night.
  2. An arrest is someone caught by the police.
    Hey, that punk was my arrest, don't you try to take credit.
  3. An arrest is stopping, most often used for the heart.
    He went into cardiac arrest (his heart stopped) at 8:37 this morning.