Associations to the word «Arrested»


ARREST, noun. A check, stop, an act or instance of arresting something.
ARREST, noun. The condition of being stopped, standstill.
ARREST, noun. (legal) The process of arresting a criminal, suspect etc.
ARREST, noun. A confinement, detention, as after an arrest.
ARREST, noun. A device to physically arrest motion.
ARREST, noun. (nautical) The judicial detention of a ship to secure a financial claim against its operators.
ARREST, noun. (obsolete) Any seizure by power, physical or otherwise.
ARREST, noun. (farriery) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse.
ARREST, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To stop the motion of (a person or animal). [14th-19th c.]
ARREST, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To stay, remain. [14th-16th c.]
ARREST, verb. (transitive) To stop or slow (a process, course etc.). [from 14th c.]
ARREST, verb. (transitive) To seize (someone) with the authority of the law; to take into legal custody. [from 14th c.]
ARREST, verb. (transitive) To catch the attention of. [from 19th c.]
ARREST WARRANT, noun. (legal) An official document that authorizes law-enforcement officials to arrest a named person and to bring that individual before a court of law or other authority.
ARREST WARRANTS, noun. Plural of arrest warrant

Dictionary definition

ARREST, noun. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar".
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".
ARREST, verb. Take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals".
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".
ARREST, verb. Attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter".
ARREST, verb. Cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses".

Wise words

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