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Arrest Definition

Verb: arrest  u'rest

  1. Take into custody
    "the police arrested the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, cop, pinch [Brit], nick [Brit]
     
  2. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    "Arrest the downward trend";
    - check, turn back, stop, contain, hold back
     
  3. Attract and fix
    "His look arrested her";
    - catch, get
     
  4. Cause to stop
    "Arrest the progress";
    - halt, hold
Noun: arrest  u'rest
  1. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the arrest";
    - apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
     
  2. The state of inactivity following an interruption
    "the negotiations were in arrest";
    - check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

See also:
arrear
arrive

Anagrams created from the word arrest

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