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Attracting attention
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“It is a pity that there exists no serious biography of Archibald Wavell, an intriguing and arresting figure.”
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Having significantly interesting qualities
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Strikingly beautiful or attractive
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Producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
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Maintaining
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Attention-grabbing
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Of or pertaining to sensation or the senses
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Vehement or impassioned in expression
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Used or intended to defend or protect
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Catching or apprehending someone
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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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(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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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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Present participle for stop or slow
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“Yoga can arrest the progression of the disease, if it cannot reverse it.”
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Present participle for to formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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Present participle for to draw to a close
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Present participle for to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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Present participle for to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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Present participle for to confine in an enclosed room or space
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Present participle for to accuse, arrest, try for a criminal act
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Present participle for take forcible possession of
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Present participle for send to another place by force
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Present participle for to cause to be ineffective or immobilized
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Present participle for to interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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Present participle for to cause to be ineffective or immobilized
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Present participle for stop oneself from doing something
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