Definitions for arrest

Definitions for (noun) arrest

Main entry: pinch, catch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody

Definition: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Usage: the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Main entry: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) arrest

Main entry: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Main entry: collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, arrest, nab, nail

Definition: take into custody

Usage: the police nabbed the suspected criminals

Main entry: arrest, get, catch

Definition: attract and fix

Usage: His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

Main entry: arrest, hold, halt

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses

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