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1. arrest

verb. ['ɝˈɛst'] take into custody.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • nab
  • cop
  • clutch
  • collar
  • apprehend
  • nail
  • pick up

Antonyms

  • disconnect
  • detach
  • unhitch
  • stand still

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)

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How do you pronounce arrest?

Pronounce arrest as ərˈɛst.

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Example sentences of the word arrest


1. Noun, singular or mass
You may have a warrant out for your arrest without even being aware of it.

2. Verb, base form
* The arresting officer had probable cause to arrest the driver.

Quotes containing the word arrest


1. To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
- Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

2. Dance like you're stamping on a human face forever, love like you've been in a serious car crash that minced the front of your brain, stab like no one can arrest you, and live like there's no such thing as God.
- Warren Ellis

2. arrest

noun. ['ɝˈɛst'] the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

Synonyms

  • pinch
  • collar
  • apprehension
  • taking into custody
  • catch
  • capture
  • gaining control

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • derestrict
  • stay
  • go on

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)

3. arrest

verb. ['ɝˈɛst'] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of.

Synonyms

  • contain
  • check
  • cut out
  • cut down
  • defend
  • turn back
  • stop

Antonyms

  • change
  • travel
  • move
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)

4. arrest

verb. ['ɝˈɛst'] attract and fix.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • catch
  • get
  • attract

Antonyms

  • walk
  • begin
  • continue
  • continuant consonant

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)

5. arrest

noun. ['ɝˈɛst'] the state of inactivity following an interruption.

Synonyms

  • stoppage
  • check
  • halt
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • inactivity
  • logjam
  • stay
  • hitch
  • stop

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning
  • fit

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)

6. arrest

verb. ['ɝˈɛst'] cause to stop.

Synonyms

  • hold
  • stop

Antonyms

  • free
  • unclasp
  • give

Etymology

  • arester (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • arresto (Latin)
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