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Definition of ARREST

noun : ARREST

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : ARREST

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

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


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