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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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Holding the attention or provoking interest
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“… an arresting film about tribal traditions in Africa.”
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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 bring to a formal close for a period of time
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Present participle for to come to an end
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Present participle for to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
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Present participle for to deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
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Present participle for to accuse, arrest, try for a criminal act
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Present participle for send to another place by force
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Present participle for to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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Present participle for to cause a disruption in a conversation or discussion
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Present participle for to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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Present participle for stop oneself from doing something
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