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Synonyms for arrest

Synonyms for arrest

to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

to take into custody as a prisoner

to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

a seizing and holding by law

Synonyms for arrest

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

the state of inactivity following an interruption

take into custody

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy

attract and fix

cause to stop


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He was, if I recollect, arrested in a tavern, in company with a great many others.
Morrel, all the forms were got over; in a word I was, as I told you, at my marriage-feast; and I should have been married in an hour, and to-morrow I intended to start for Paris, had I not been arrested on this charge which you as well as I now see to be unjust.
The carriage in which a Broussel is to be arrested ought to be able to bear ten thousand men.
Why do you look first on one side and then on the other, as if you were afraid of being arrested yourself, you whose business it is to arrest others?
John Hector McFarlane has actually been arrested on the charge of the murder of Mr.
I have no doubt that I should have been arrested either at my city office or at my home.
When Jimmie was a little boy, he began to be arrested.
Once he had been arrested for assaulting a Chinaman.
Not only had he been wantonly assaulted, badly battered, and arrested, but the morning papers without exception came out with lurid accounts of his drunken brawl with the proprietor of the notorious Vendome.
Also you will have to prosecute this Patsy Horan," Watson advised; "for I shall now have him arrested for assault and battery.
The train once arrested, the most superficial stare could take in many features of the tragedy.
We arrested him," replied the sergeant gravely, "just as he was coming out of the police station at Highgate, where he had deposited all his master's money in the care of Inspector Robinson.
I am very anxious, Messieurs, that he should not be arrested.
If he were arrested, he probably would speak, but I do not want it to come to that.
Half of the Englishmen who have been arrested are, to my certain knowledge, connected with our Secret Service, and they have been arrested, in many cases, where there are no fortifications worth speaking of within fifty miles, on one pretext or another.