Textual thesaurus for "arrest"

(noun) pinch, catch, collar, apprehension, taking into custody

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

(noun) stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

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

(verb) contain, hold back, check, stop, turn 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

(verb) collar, pick up, cop, apprehend, nab, nail

take into custody

the police nabbed the suspected criminals

(verb) get, catch

attract and fix

His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

(verb) hold, halt

cause to stop

Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses