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arrest in English:

1. custody custody


Her husband also wanted custody of the children.
I think it's highly unlikely that Tom will get custody of the kids.
He escaped from custody.
He is in custody of his uncle.
As for the papers, I have custody of them.
Anyone taken into police custody is entitled, among other things, to a free phone call.
He is being held in custody in LA; He was taken into custody by Mexican authorities.
The divorce decree granted them joint custody of their two-year-old daughter
They had a dispute over who should have custody.
A judge ordered the prisoner to be held in custody.
She got custody of Daisy after the divorce.
24 rioters were taken into police custody. Who will have custody of the children if their parents die?
You'll remain in custody until the trial.
The man, who has not been identified, was then taken into custody for questioning.
Lundin remains in custody, awaiting trial for kidnaping

English word "arrest"(custody) occurs in sets:

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2. apprehend apprehend


The police expect to apprehend the robber before nightfall.
The police have finally apprehended the killer.
Are they going to apprehend the science?
The thief was apprehended in the act of stealing a car.
Finally I began to apprehend what justice means.
The police have finally apprehended the killer. She immediately apprehended the problem.
If one group is apprehended, then the rest go without them.
I sometimes apprehend that there will be some difficulty.

English word "arrest"(apprehend) occurs in sets:

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3. sb for sb for



English word "arrest"(sb for) occurs in sets:

verbs/adjectives, nouns with propositions A

4. detain detain


I won’t detain you any longer
When you detain someone, you hold them back, slow them down, or stop them from moving on. If you are detained by the police, you may be late for the big football game
When police keep a suspect at the station for questioning, this is an example of a situation where the police detain the suspect.
A ​suspect is being detained by the ​police for ​further questioning.
1. Three men were detained by police for questioning. 2. I won't detain you any longer. Go to your children!
‘she was detained without trial for two years’
He's been detained by security because of his suspicious behaviour at the airport.
He had been seen at the crime site and later the police detained him for questioning.

English word "arrest"(detain) occurs in sets:

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5. when the police take someone away and guard them because they may have done something illegal



6. under


under the bed
Under the circumstances, bankruptcy is inevitable.
Under the new law, husbands can take days off to care for their children.
You are under no obligation to divulge that information.
She wished for a more relaxing life, but that was impossible under the circumstances.
The area was cordoned off while fire fighters tried to keep the blaze under control.
She's been living for the last five years under an assumed name.
A lot of companies are going under lately because banks are so tight with their money.
Japan came under American pressure to open its financial market.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
I have struggled under extreme difficulties for a long time.
By freeing thought from its object, Descartes made it possible to view the latter in strictly mechanical terms, reopening the way to science, suffocated for more than fifteen centuries under religious nonsense.
Bear in mind that, under such circumstances, we have no alternative but to find another buyer.
I hear the governor's been getting money under the table from tobacco companies.
People under eighteen aren't supposed to buy alcoholic drinks.

7. sb



8. detention


He forgot to bring his homework, so he got detention.
Tom was given detention for talking during class.
Jim spent 30 days in detention before the real culprit was found.
He was sentenced to two years detention.
I've got an hour's detention.
For my bad behaviour I was held by my teacher in a detention after class.
He was late home again because he was in detention.
everybody is out playing, yet I have to sit in detention
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

9. arrest somebody for something