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Noun
The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
“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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Physical detention by force
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The action of inhibiting a process
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An act or instance of deferring or putting off
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The work of a detective in investigating a crime
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A formal process by which a criminal suspect held by one government is handed over to another government for trial or, if the suspect has already been tried and found guilty, to serve his or her sentence
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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A decrease in amount, level or intensity
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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 end the progress of
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“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
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“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 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
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To confine in an enclosed room or space
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Stop oneself from doing something
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