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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
“The appellant was not under arrest or detention at the time the question was asked.”
A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion
“The mum-of-two suffered a respiratory arrest three weeks ago from a chest infection.”
Take into authorized custody
“Likewise, state police are not permitted to arrest or detain solely for the purpose of asking questions.”
Stop or slow
“Yoga can arrest the progression of the disease, if it cannot reverse it.”
To hold the attention of as if by a spell
“I've never gone to a convention and not found some piece of news to arrest our attention.”
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