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- v. to release a person from arrest
- adj. Common misspelling of dearest.
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The protesters have a remarkable technique called "dearrest": when an officer tries to arrest one of their number, the others will simply all grab hold of the arrestee, creating an unwieldy human mass and the exasperated officer will simply give up and go elsewhere, out of sheer irritation.