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Adjective
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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Very good in standard or quality
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Grand and impressive in appearance
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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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Attracting notice and attention, or prone to doing so
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Vehement or impassioned in expression, sometimes pretentiously so
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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 to stop or end the progress of
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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 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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