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noun [countable/uncountable]     arrest pronunciation in American English
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  1. a situation in which the police arrest someone that they believe has committed a crime

    The information led to the arrest of three suspects.

    After a third arrest for drunk driving, she lost her license.

    One of the women is suing for wrongful arrest (=having been arrested illegally).

    under arrest:

    Six men are under arrest in connection with the drug-smuggling operation.

    make an arrest:

    We hope to make an arrest in the near future.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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