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arrest

noun (n)

  • the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the state of inactivity following an interruption (noun.state)
    Synonym: check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
    Example:
    The negotiations were in arrest.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • take into custody (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Arrest the downward trend.
    source: wordnet30
  • attract and fix (verb.contact)
    Synonym: catch, get
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to stop (verb.motion)
    Synonym: halt, hold, stop
    Example:
    Arrest the progress.
    source: wordnet30
  • To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To tarry; to rest. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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