ADJ. 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.
VERB + 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.
ARREST + NOUN warrant
PREP. under ~ The man is now under arrest in London. | ~ for They made 11 arrests for possession of drugs.
PHRASES 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