US: /ɝˈɛst/
UK: /ɐɹˈɛst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

arrest /ə'rest/
  • danh từ
    • sự bắt giữ
      • under arrest: bị bắt giữ
    • sự ngừng lại, sự chặn lại, sự hãm lại
    • (pháp lý) sự hoãn thi hành
      • arrest of judgement: sự hoãn thi hành một bản án
  • ngoại động từ
    • bắt giữ
    • làm ngừng lại, chặn lại, ngăn lại, hãm lại (máy đang chạy...)
    • lôi cuốn (sự chú ý)
      • to arrest someone's attention: lôi cuốn sự chú ý của ai
    • (pháp lý) hoãn thi hành (một bản án vì có sự lầm lẫn)

Advanced English dictionary

verb, noun
+ verb
1 [VN] [often passive] ~ sb (for sth) if the police arrest sb, the person is taken to a POLICE STATION and kept there because the police believe they may be guilty of a crime: A man has been arrested in connection with the robbery. + Five people were arrested for drug-related offences. + You could get arrested for doing that.
2 [VN] (formal) to stop a process or a development: They failed to arrest the company's decline.
3 [VN] (formal) to make sb notice sth and pay attention to it: An unusual noise arrested his attention.
4 [V] if sb arrests, their heart stops beating: He arrested in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
+ noun [C, U]
1 the act of arresting sb: The police made several arrests. + a citizen's arrest (= by a member of the public, not the police) + She was under arrest on suspicion of murder. + Opposition leaders were put under house arrest (= not allowed to leave their houses).
2 an act of sth stopping or being interrupted: He died after suffering a cardiac arrest (= when his heart suddenly stopped).

Thesaurus dictionary

1 stop, halt, check, stall, forestall, detain, delay, hinder, restrain, obstruct, prevent, block, interrupt:
The progress of the train has been arrested.
2 catch, capture, seize, apprehend, take, take in, take into custody, detain, Colloq nab, pinch, collar, bust, run in, Brit nick:
Foxworthy was arrested crossing the border.
3 slow, retard, stop:
I'm afraid that we have here a case of arrested mental development.
4 seizure, capture, apprehension, detention; restraint, Colloq bust, US collar:
The police have made six arrests.
5 stop, stoppage, check, cessation:
The doctor said it was a case of cardiac arrest.
6 under arrest. in custody, under legal restraint, in the hands of the law, imprisoned, arrested:
You are under arrest for the murder of one Hugh Brown, and anything you say may be used in evidence against you.

Collocation dictionary


illegal, unlawful, wrongful | arbitrary | mass, widespread | citizen's
He grabbed the intruder by the arm and said, ‘I am making a citizen's arrest.’
| house
Following the coup, parliamentary leaders were put under house arrest.


make | place sb under, put sb under | lead to
A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of the murderer.
| avoid, escape, evade | resist
He was charged with violent behaviour and resisting arrest.




under ~
The man is now under arrest in London.
| ~ for
They made 11 arrests for possession of drugs.


the power of arrest
The government may remove the power of arrest from military police.
| under close arrest
Woolley was placed under close arrest for mutiny.
| a warrant for sb's arrest

Concise English dictionary

+the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
+the state of inactivity following an interruption
+take into custody
+hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
+attract and fix
+cause to stop