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arrested

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

taken and held prisoner
  • a line of arrested suspects waiting to be booked on a variety of charges

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arrested

verb
past tense of arrest

Synonyms & Antonyms of arrested (Entry 2 of 2)

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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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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“Arrested.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/arrested. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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