how to pronounce arrested


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arrested is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of arrested in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and then he gets arrested and to me that …”

meanings of arrested


  1. Having been placed under arrest, or having been charged with a crime.
  2. Having been stopped or prevented from developing; terminated prematurely.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of arrest.

arrested frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word arrested occurs in english on average 28.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics arrested can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that arrested can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to arrested


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