Definition of Arrest


  • 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"
  • the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    - taking into custody


  • cause to stop
    "Halt the engines"
    "Arrest the progress"
    "halt the presses"
  • attract and fix
    "His look caught her"
    "She caught his eye"
    "Catch the attention of the waiter"
  • 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"
    - turn back - hold back
  • take into custody
    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    - pick up
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Unscramble arrest

107 unscramble word found using the letters arrest.

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