The probability of arresting a suspect in new crimes falls as databases grow, likely due to selection effects.
He parks the car at the top of a hill overlooking the arresting meadows below, turns the radio up, and procures a smoke.
A dispatcher relayed instructions from a Eureka detective to the arresting deputies.
China has recently cracked down on LGBT activists, arresting nine in a sweep on Wednesday, and four more on Friday.
The English painter and MacArthur ‘genius’ has created some of the most arresting landscapes in modern art.
It could not answer the purpose of arresting inquiry and staying investigation.
We were yachting on the Mississippi, and we could not bother with arresting and holding prisoners.
It is often helpful in arresting attention and therefore has a certain disciplinary function.
"Stop," said Pollio, arresting his companion and extinguishing the torch.
We shall do the work of good patriots by arresting a traitor.
"striking, that captures the imagination," 1792, present participle adjective from arrest (v.).
"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arest, Old French areste, from arester (see arrest (v.)).
arrest ar·rest (ə-rěst')
v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests
To stop; check.
To undergo cardiac arrest.
An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.
Interference with the performance of a function.
The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.