Meaning of 逮

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: dǎi
    English Definition: (coll.) to catch; to seize
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    狗逮老鼠 gǒu dǎi lǎo shǔ lit. a dog who catches mice; to be meddlesome (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: dài
    English Definition: (literary) to arrest; to seize; to overtake; until
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    逮捕 dài to arrest; to apprehend; an arrest
    权所不逮 quán suǒ dài beyond one's power (idiom)
    力有未逮 yǒu wèi dài beyond one's reach or power (to do sth)
    不逮捕特权 dài quán the right of immunity from arrest afforded by the Taiwan ROC Constitution, for the duration of meetings, unless caught actually committing a crime, to members of the National Assembly, the Legislative Yuan, or a supervisory committee
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Example Sentences
I was arrested by the police.
The police officer arrested the suspect.
He was arrested before for stealing.
The murderer was apprehended after being on the run for several weeks.
The fraudster has been arrested by the police.