HyperDic: arrest

English > 6 senses of the word arrest:
VERBcontactarrest, collar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, coptake into custody
competitionarrest, check, turn back, stop, contain, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
contactarrest, catch, getattract and fix
motionarrest, halt, holdcause to stop
NOUNactarrest, apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodythe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
statearrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppagethe state of inactivity following an interruption
arrest > pronunciation
Soundsereh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > arrest: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Synonymsapprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
Broadercapture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
Spanisharresto, detención
Catalanarrest, detenció
Verbsarresttake into custody
English > arrest: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of inactivity following an interruption.
Example"the negotiations were in arrest"
Synonymscheck, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
NarrowercountercheckA check that restrains another check
logjamAny stoppage attributable to unusual activity
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Spanishalto, detención, parada
Catalanaturada, detenció, parada
English > arrest: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTake into custody.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscollar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, cop
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishaprehender, apresar, arrestar, atrapar, capturar, clavar, coger, detener, pillar, prender
Catalanagafar, arrestar, capturar, detenir
Nounsarrestthe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
English > arrest: 6 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaninghold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Arrest the downward trend"
Synonymscheck, turn back, stop, contain, hold back
Narrowercut down, cut outintercept (a player)
BroaderdefendBe on the defensive
Spanishcontener, parar
Catalanparar
English > arrest: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningattract and fix.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscatch, get
Broaderattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Spanishatrapar
English > arrest: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to stop.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Arrest the progress"
Synonymshalt, hold
BroaderstopCause to stop
Spanishestancar, parar
Catalanestancar
Nounsarrestera restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier

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