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Am I under arrest?

Said when one is trying to determine if the police will take them into custody. A: "Oh my God, am I under arrest?" B: "What? No, I'm just giving you a parking ticket." What's going on? Officer, am I under arrest? A: "Am I under arrest?" B: "Yes, you have the right to remain silent."

be under arrest

To be in police custody, as after committing a crime. The policeman stated that the criminal was under arrest and then handcuffed him. I won't feel safe until the monster who did this is under arrest!
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place (one) under arrest

To put one in police custody, as after committing a crime. Police placed the suspect under arrest and led him to the back of their squad car. I just heard that the CEO of the company has been placed under arrest. Something about allegations of embezzlement.
See also: arrest, place

put (one) under arrest

To put one in police custody, as after committing a crime. Police put the suspect under arrest and led him to the back of their squad car. I just heard that the CEO of the company has been put under arrest. Something about allegations of embezzlement.
See also: arrest, put

under arrest

In police custody, as after committing a crime. The policeman stated that the criminal was under arrest and then handcuffed him. Officers, place that man under arrest!
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*under arrest

arrested and in the custody of the police in preparation for the filing of a charge. (*Typically: be ~; put someone ~.) Stop where you are! You are under arrest! Am I under arrest, officer? What did I do?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

under arrest

In police custody, as in They put him under arrest and charged him with stealing a car. [Late 1300s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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