Definition of Arrest in English :
Define Arrest in English
Arrest meaning in English
Meaning of Arrest in English
Pronunciation of Arrest in English
Arrest pronunciation in English
Pronounce Arrest in Englishsee synonyms of arrest
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
Example Sentences:'the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar'
the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example Sentences:'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'
take into custody
Example Sentences:'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Example Sentences:'Arrest the downward trend''Check the growth of communism in South East Asia''Contain the rebel movement''Turn back the tide of communism'
attract and fix
Example Sentences:'His look caught her''She caught his eye''Catch the attention of the waiter'
cause to stop
Example Sentences:'Halt the engines''Arrest the progress''halt the presses'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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