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Noun
The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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“The arrest warrant must stipulate facts and grounds for the arrest of the suspect.”
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A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion or progress
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“A series of earthquakes would lead to the definitive arrest of the project.”
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The action of confiscating or impounding property by warrant of legal right
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The action of inhibiting or putting an end to a process or progress
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An act or instance of deferring or putting off
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A decrease in amount, level or intensity
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A limitation or restriction placed on something
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Something that encumbers progress or movement
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Verb
To take into lawful or authorized custody
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“Likewise, state police are not permitted to arrest or detain solely for the purpose of asking questions.”
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To stop or halt the movement or progress of
“During the last 12 months, the system was not used to anchor or arrest the movement of the barge.”
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To bring to an end
“Amid efforts to immediately arrest the spread of this plague, it's been easy to lose sight of what must happen next.”
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To impede or slow down the progress of
“It would greatly arrest the progress of the inquirer to engage in any speculations about this.”
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To hold or engage the attention of
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“I've never gone to a convention and not found some piece of news to arrest our attention.”
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To block an opening or prevent the continued flow of
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To forcibly put an end to
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To prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To keep in check or under control
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To accuse of wrongdoing or a crime in a court of law
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To set, or to serve as, a limit to
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To confine in an enclosed room or space
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