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Noun
The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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“The appellant was not under arrest or detention at the time the question was asked.”
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A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion
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“The mum-of-two suffered a respiratory arrest three weeks ago from a chest infection.”
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The action of inhibiting a process
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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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Take into 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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Stop or slow
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axUS
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“Yoga can arrest the progression of the disease, if it cannot reverse it.”
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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 formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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To prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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To accuse, arrest, try for a criminal act
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Send to another place by force
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To cause to be ineffective or immobilized
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To interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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