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    arrest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word arrest

    (noun) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    Example Sentence
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
    (noun) the state of inactivity following an interruption
    Synonyms : check , halt , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage
    Example Sentence
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
    (verb) take into custody
    Synonyms : apprehend , collar , cop , nab , nail , pick up
    Example Sentence
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals
    (verb) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    Synonyms : check , contain , hold back , stop , turn back
    Example Sentence
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
    (verb) attract and fix
    Synonyms : catch , get
    Example Sentence
    • His look caught her
    • She caught his eye
    • Catch the attention of the waiter
    (verb) cause to stop
    Synonyms : halt , hold
    Example Sentence
    • Halt the engines
    • Arrest the progress
    • halt the presses
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