1 stop, halt, check, stall, forestall, detain, delay, hinder, restrain, obstruct, prevent, block, interrupt:
The progress of the train has been arrested.
2 catch, capture, seize, apprehend, take, take in, take into custody, detain, Colloq nab, pinch, collar, bust, run in, Brit nick:
Foxworthy was arrested crossing the border.
3 slow, retard, stop:
I'm afraid that we have here a case of arrested mental development.
4 seizure, capture, apprehension, detention; restraint, Colloq bust, US collar:
The police have made six arrests.
5 stop, stoppage, check, cessation:
The doctor said it was a case of cardiac arrest.
6 under arrest. in custody, under legal restraint, in the hands of the law, imprisoned, arrested:
You are under arrest for the murder of one Hugh Brown, and anything you say may be used in evidence against you.
illegal, unlawful, wrongful | arbitrary | mass, widespread | citizen's
He grabbed the intruder by the arm and said, ‘I am making a citizen's arrest.’
Following the coup, parliamentary leaders were put under house arrest.
VERB + ARREST
make | place sb under, put sb under | lead to
A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of the murderer.
| avoid, escape, evade | resist
He was charged with violent behaviour and resisting arrest.
ARREST + NOUN
The man is now under arrest in London.
| ~ for
They made 11 arrests for possession of drugs.
the power of arrest
The government may remove the power of arrest from military police.
| under close arrest
Woolley was placed under close arrest for mutiny.
| a warrant for sb's arrest
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