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arrest

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Noun arrest has 2 senses
  1. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    --1 is a kind of capture, gaining control, seizure
    Derived form: verb arrest1
  2. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage - 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"
    --2 is a kind of inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
    --2 has particulars: countercheck; logjam
Verb arrest has 4 senses
  1. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop - take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    --1 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived form: noun arrest1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back - 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 Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
    --2 is one way to defend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. catch, arrest, get - attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
    --3 is one way to attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. halt, hold, arrest - cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
    --4 is one way to stop
    Derived form: noun arrester1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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