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arrest

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1 the act of taking into oneʼs control by authority of law

  • there have been only two arrests for driving while intoxicated in the county in the last six months
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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 oneʼs 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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apprehend, bust [slang], collar, nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize

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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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