Definitions of arrest:
- noun: the state of inactivity following an interruption
Example: "The negotiations were in arrest"
- noun: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
- verb: attract and fix
- verb: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
Example: "Arrest the downward trend"
- verb: cause to stop
Example: "Arrest the progress"
- verb: take into custody
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