[ UK /ɐɹˈɛst/ ]
[ US /ɝˈɛst/ ]
  1. cause to stop
    halt the presses
    Halt the engines
    Arrest the progress
  2. take into custody
    the police nabbed the suspected criminals
  3. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    Turn back the tide of communism
    Arrest the downward trend
    Contain the rebel movement
  4. attract and fix
    His look caught her
    She caught his eye
    Catch the attention of the waiter
  1. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  2. the state of inactivity following an interruption
    the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    during the halt he got some lunch
    he spent the entire stop in his seat
    the negotiations were in arrest
    held them in check
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How To Use arrest In A Sentence

  • A barman at the pub said that he was one of the first two men to be arrested. Times, Sunday Times
  • The plotters were arrested in September 2006, just a few months after the country broke away from Serbia.
  • Having had some narrow escapes the priest was eventually arrested as a recusant priest and was tried by revolutionary Court.
  • Yesterday, the police arrested a nurse. The Sun
  • Police arrested 13 people, and some students were treated for minor injuries at the scene in northeast El Paso.
  • She suffered a cardiac arrest caused by a blocked heart artery. The Sun
  • There have been no arrests and police are set to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
  • The man won his year-long battle to clear his name only after a bank worker was arrested for fraud. Times, Sunday Times
  • This nifty little thriller opens with the arresting image of a nebbishy accountant being dangled over the side of a bridge.
  • To date, American Suzuki has received two reports of flame arrester screens detaching from the mounting ring. Product Recalls For The Week of July 3-10, 2010 | myFiveBest
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