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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to capture)
a. to arrest
La policía arrestó al principal sospechoso del crimen.The police arrested the main suspect in the crime.
b. to detain
Arrestaron a Luis por golpear a su esposa.Luis was detained for hitting his wife.
2. (military)
a. to confine to barracks
Los soldados insubordinados fueron arrestados por una semana.The insubordinate soldiers were confined to barracks for a week.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to venture; used with "a")
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Luz es una mujer valiente que se arresta a todo.Luz is a brave woman who's afraid of nothing.
¿Será que te arrestas a lanzarte en paracaídas?Would you dare to go skydiving?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to arrest
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transitive verb
(detener) to arrest; detain; (encarcelar) to imprison; put in prison
arrestar en el cuartel (Mil) to confine to barracks
pronominal verb
arrestarse a algo to rush boldly into sth; arrestarse a todo to be afraid of nothing
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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