Dictionary Results for arrest


1. arrest - noun

· the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

Synonym(s): apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking_into_custody

Hypernym(s): capture, gaining_control, seizure




2. arrest - noun

· the state of inactivity following an interruption; "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"

Synonym(s): check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage

Hypernym(s): inaction, inactivity, inactiveness




3. arrest - verb

· take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

Synonym(s): collar, nail, apprehend, pick_up, nab, cop

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




4. arrest - verb

· hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

Synonym(s): check, turn_back, stop, contain, hold_back

Hypernym(s): defend




5. arrest - verb

· attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"

Synonym(s): catch, get

Hypernym(s): attract, pull, pull_in, draw, draw_in




6. arrest - verb

· cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

Synonym(s): halt, hold

Hypernym(s): stop





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