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arrest

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1 the act of taking into one's control by authority of law
  • There were only two arrests during the massive protest.
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2 the stopping of a process or activity
  • "Hemostasis" is the technical term for arrest of bleeding.
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arrest

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1 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • The inept robber was promptly arrested by the off-duty policeman he had tried to hold up.
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2 to bring (something) to a standstill
  • Cryogenics is based on the idea that extreme cold can almost arrest molecular motion.
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3 to hold the attention of as if by a spell
  • The sight of the daredevil walking a tightrope between high-rises arrested area pedestrians and motorists alike.
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