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arrests

verb
present tense third-person singular of arrest

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(Entry 1 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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arrests

noun
plural of arrest

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1 the act of taking into one's 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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“Arrests.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/arrests. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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