Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun arrest

2 senses of arrest

Sense 1
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody -- (the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar")
       => capture, gaining control, seizure -- (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)

Sense 2
arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage -- (the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat")
       => inaction, inactivity, inactiveness -- (the state of being inactive)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb arrest

4 senses of arrest

Sense 1
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop -- (take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 2
check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")
       => defend -- (be on the defensive; act against an attack)

Sense 3
catch, arrest, get -- (attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter")
       => attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")

Sense 4
halt, hold, arrest -- (cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

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