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Adjective
Tending to draw or attract attention
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“It was an arresting structure, dominated by two large obelisks.”
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Having significantly interesting qualities
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“An arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art, Lee's masterful storytelling is sure to wow.”
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Rather impressive or spectacular in nature
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“What it did have was an arresting performance by the up-and-coming Meryl Streep.”
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Noteworthy or important in nature
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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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Grand and impressive in appearance
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Charmingly or enchantingly attractive
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Producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
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Very unusual or remarkable
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Pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind
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Having picturesque scenery
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Interesting enough to be reported as a news
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Maintaining
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Used or intended to avert or thwart danger or disaster
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Attracting notice and attention, or prone to doing so
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Clear in meaning without uncertainty or ambiguity
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Vehement or impassioned in expression, sometimes pretentiously so
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Verb
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 to stop or halt the movement or progress of
“During the last 12 months, the system was not used to anchor or arrest the movement of the barge.”
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Present participle for to bring to an end
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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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to block an opening or prevent the continued flow of
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Present participle for to forcibly put an end to
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Present participle for to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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Present participle for to accuse of wrongdoing
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Present participle for to confine in an enclosed room or space
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Present participle for stop oneself from doing something
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