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under arrest

Definition of under arrest

  1. :  in the condition of having been arrested <The police placed/put her under arrest.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  facing or protruding downward

    :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  to bring to a stop

    :  check, slow

    :  to make inactive

  1. :  the act of stopping

    :  the condition of being stopped or inactive — compare cardiac arrest

    :  the taking or detaining in custody by authority of law

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