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Attracting attention
“It is a pity that there exists no serious biography of Archibald Wavell, an intriguing and arresting figure.”
Holding the attention or provoking interest
“… an arresting film about tribal traditions in Africa.”
Present participle for take into authorized custody
“Likewise, state police are not permitted to arrest or detain solely for the purpose of asking questions.”
Present participle for stop or slow
“Yoga can arrest the progression of the disease, if it cannot reverse it.”
Present participle for 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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