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Meaning of word arrest from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

arrest (noun)

Meaning : The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

Example : The policeman on the beat got credit for the collar.

Synonyms : apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody

Meaning : The state of inactivity following an interruption.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

arrest (verb)

Meaning : Take into custody.

Example : The police nabbed the suspected criminals.

Synonyms : apprehend, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up

Meaning : Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy. Check the expansion or influence of.

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

Synonyms : check, contain, hold back, stop, turn back

Meaning : Attract and fix.

Example : His look caught her.
She caught his eye.
Catch the attention of the waiter.

Synonyms : catch, get

Meaning : Cause to stop.

Example : Halt the engines.
Arrest the progress.
Halt the presses.

Synonyms : halt, hold