arrest


arrest
[[t]əre̱st[/t]]
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arrests, arresting, arrested
1) VERB If the police arrest you, they take charge of you and take you to a police station, because they believe you may have committed a crime.

[V n] Police arrested five young men in connection with one of the attacks...

[be V-ed for n] The police say seven people were arrested for minor offences. [Also V n for n]

N-VAR: oft under N
Arrest is also a noun.

...a substantial reward for information leading to the arrest of the bombers... Police chased the fleeing terrorists and later made two arrests... Murder squad detectives approached the man and placed him under arrest.

2) VERB If something or someone arrests a process, they stop it continuing. [FORMAL]

[V n] The sufferer may have to make major changes in his or her life to arrest the disease...

[V n] The law could arrest the development of good research if applied prematurely.

3) VERB If something interesting or surprising arrests your attention, you suddenly notice it and then continue to look at it or consider it carefully. [FORMAL]

[V n] The work of an architect of genius always arrests the attention no matter how little remains...

[V n] As he reached the hall after her, he saw what had arrested her.

Derived words:
arresting ADJ-GRADED

The most arresting feature is the painted wall decoration.

4) See also house arrest

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Arrest — Ar*rest , n. [OE. arest, arrest, OF. arest, F. arr[^e]t, fr. arester. See {Arrest}, v. t., {Arr?t}.] 1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development. [1913 Webster] As …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrest — Ar*rest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arresting}.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter, fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re + stare to stand. See {Rest} remainder.] 1. To stop; to check or hinder the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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