Synonyms of 'arrest'
to take (a person) into custodySeven people were arrested for minor offences.
The police gave chase and captured him as he was trying to escape.
Police say they are confident of catching the killer.
a cartoonish device lifted from a Laurel and Hardy sequence
nick (slang, mainly British),
The police nicked me for carrying an offensive weapon.
Men carrying sub-machine guns seized the five soldiers.
The police have been trying to nail him for years.
They were busted for possession of cannabis.
As Kerr fled towards the exit, Boycott collared him.
Marines went in and took 15 prisoners.
He was arrested and detained for questioning.
He was pinched for doing 31 mph.
He stayed on the run for weeks before the authorities nabbed him.
Police have not apprehended the perpetrator.
take into custody,
lay hold of,
feel your collar (slang),
to slow or stop the development ofThe new rules could arrest the development of good research.
I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
He was held in an arm lock.
He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
Today's meeting must focus on checking the spread of violence.
All attempts to complain to his superiors were blocked.
Damage to the turbine slowed the work down.
The passengers were delayed by bad weather.
Striking workers halted production at the auto plant yesterday.
an attempt to stall the negotiations
We interrupted our holiday to return to London.
Maritime security patrols protect busy trade routes and suppress illegal activity.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
I was hampered by a lack of information.
buildings which inhibit the supply of light and air
Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
Drivers who park illegally obstruct the flow of traffic.
Continuing violence will retard negotiations.
Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
to catch and hold (one's attention)As he reached the hall, he saw what had arrested her.
She fascinated him, on and off stage.
Didn't it hold your attention?
This award has caught the imagination of the public.
I had other matters to occupy me that day.
She tried to engage me in conversation.
The whole nation was gripped by the dramatic story.
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
She entranced the audience with her classical Indian singing.
The novelty of the situation intrigued him.
Children and adults alike are enthralled by his stories.
There was something about her which mesmerized him.
There's something about them which engrosses the public.
the act of taking a person into custodyinformation leading to the arrest of the bombers
The shooting happened while the man was trying to evade capture.
He was imprisoned after a drug bust.
the detention without trial of government critics
a mass seizure of hostages
information leading to the apprehension of the alleged killer
the slowing or stopping of somethinga cardiac arrest
a seven-hour stoppage by air-traffic controllers
Air traffic has been brought to a halt.
The boy was suffering from an obstruction in his ear.
A country's size is no inhibition to producing a top team.
The logical treatment is to remove the blockage.
Higher rates have been a hindrance to economic recovery.
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in the sense of absorb
to engage the interest of someonea second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
in the sense of apprehend
to arrest and take into custodyPolice have not apprehended the perpetrator.
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