arrested; arresting; arrests
Definition of arrest
(Entry 1 of 2)
2a : to bring to a stop Sickness arrested his activities.
c : to make inactive an arrested tumor
3 : to catch suddenly and engagingly arrest attention
Definition of arrest (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : the taking or detaining in custody by authority of law The investigation led to his arrest.
2a : the act of stopping
b : the condition of being stopped or inactive — compare cardiac arrest
: in legal custody The suspect was placed under arrest.
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