Translation of arrest in Spanish:


detención, n.

Pronunciation /əˈrɛst/

See Spanish definition of detención


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    detención feminine
    arresto masculine
    to make an arrest hacer una detención / un arresto
    • to be under arrest estar detenido / arrestado
    • he's under arrest on a robbery charge ha sido detenido / arrestado acusado de robo
    • you're under arrest queda detenido / arrestado
    • to put / place sb under arrest detener / arrestar a algn
    • to resist arrest resistirse a la autoridad
    • In Lindley the defendant had been taken into police custody upon arrest for disorderly behaviour.
    • These are separate categories, but it does not follow that in every case of unlawful arrest by a police officer exemplary damages are appropriate.
    • The internal report will provide valuable ammunition for the Hamiltons who have said they intend to sue Scotland Yard for unlawful arrest and detention.
    • The military tried several times to enlist him, and he was indeed arrested or threatened with arrest several times by the military police.
    • The plaintiff began proceedings against the Chief Constable claiming damages for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.
    • He did not arrest the Claimant immediately because he thought that if the Claimant were arrested inside and resisted arrest then it might be difficult to get him down the narrow flight of stairs.
    • In this case, it is not suggested that Constable Bishop's actions were justified by the appellant's arrest on the outstanding warrant.
    • The claimant brought an action for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.
    • The appellant's arrest and police interview in 1998 are considered below in the context of the evidence relating to Harry.
    • In any event, this case is itself an example of a requirement of security in circumstances other than those of arrest or even threatened arrest.
    • When he emerged from the house, Constable Dimatulac placed Mr. Lloyd under arrest for being unlawfully in a dwelling house and for uttering threats.
    • In order to exercise the now exceptional common law power of arrest, certain conditions must be met in relation to the person who is to be arrested and his conduct.
    • The appellant was not under arrest or detention at the time the question was asked.
    • Laura Blackburne, a judge who presides over a drug court in New York City, helped a suspect elude arrest in her courtroom.
    • Mr. Montpellier has been custody since his arrest.
    • The applicant was in custody after his arrest on March 18, 1999 and was released after a bail hearing on March 25.
    • A warrant was issued for the claimant's arrest.
    • A warrant of arrest issued for the accused's apprehension.
    • They had plenty of officers to go out and detain - often without arrest - hunt saboteurs who peacefully protested against fox hunting.
    • On arrest both men were taken to the police station and interviewed.

transitive verb

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    the arresting officer el oficial de policía que hace (or hizo etc.) la detención / el arresto
    • Disappointed with the dilatory tactics of the cocoa firms, he even suggested sending a man-of-war to arrest a slave ship.
    • Without the signed Yacht Salvage Contract, the salvor is free to arrest your boat and file suit in federal court.
    • Nor has it commenced legal proceedings in England to secure its underlying claim by arresting a ship here or to enforce the arbitration award.
    • Customary law probably does allow the coastal state to arrest ships engaged in illegal pollution or dumping in the territorial sea, however.
    • However, in May 2000, the crews decided to formally arrest the ships - which was legitimate under maritime law, given they had received no wages for nine months.
    • For example, if a fine on a foreign ship is not paid, Canadian authorities will be able to arrest a sister ship (owned by the same owner) to satisfy the fine.
    • By May 2000 the crews decided their best solution was to formally arrest the ships.
    • Good to see that Australia has succeeded after a long chase in arresting another ship poaching in its fisheries.
    • Although the Government believes it has powers to arrest any vessels in breach of this rule, it is understood that no boats will be detained until the current legal impasse has been resolved.
    • If that is so, then the Government must order the Naval Service to arrest Spanish boats beyond the permitted number which enter the Box after January 1.
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    (progress/growth) (hinder) dificultar
    (progress/growth) (hinder) poner freno a
    (progress/growth) (halt) detener
    (decline) atajar
    arrested development desarrollo atrofiado
    • This addresses only 50 per cent of the problem, it will arrest the disease process and possibly repair some damage.
    • As yet there is no proven means of arresting the disease's progress, let alone curing it.
    • Many natural and chemical agents have been employed with the aim of halting or blocking angiogenesis, in an attempt to arrest malignant growth, development and metastasis.
    • The finding could help scientists develop drugs and other treatments that might one day slow or arrest the disease's progression.
    • I will do whatever I have to do to arrest the progress of it.
    • But his efforts failed to arrest the progress of a Folkton & Flixton side who maintained their pole position with a three wicket win.
    • Mercury's effectiveness in arresting the progress of syphilis is debatable, but clearly it had terrible side effects.
    • The rest appears as heat, which, above a certain temperature, risks killing the yeast and therefore arresting the fermentation process.
    • Failure to arrest the process during heat exhaustion could lead to the more deadly condition of heatstroke.
    • Erin tried to arrest his downward progress but the plunging stream carried him bumping along.
    • The decline in the rate of growth of money, which slows down or arrests the diversion of real resources, manifests through falls in the rate of growth of various economic indicators.
    • There is an indication that when she was young her growth was arrested because of a childhood disease such as measles.
    • Yoga can arrest the progression of the disease, if it cannot reverse it.
    • Pass laws proved incapable of arresting the process and were less vigorously enforced; by 1986 some of the major influx control regulations were rescinded.
    • Hodge converted on each occasion, only to see Llanelli arrest their slide with a touchdown from Neil Boobyer.
    • A decade ago, a concerted international effort might have arrested its growth.
    • What we have seen in various states is little more than the confirmation of old maxims about how and why governments grow and what, if anything, can be done to arrest that growth.
    • It is absolutely essential that something is done to arrest the mass closure of post offices across London.
    • But that hasn't been enough to arrest a slide in profits.
    • The number of volunteers has steadily fallen over the past few months and bosses feel the time has come to arrest the slide.
  • 3 literary

    (hold, detain)
    to arrest sb's attention atraer la atención de algn

intransitive verb

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    sufrir un paro cardíaco