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What does arrest mean?
To arrest someone is to seize them or take them into custody with authority.
Related to that, an arrest is the act of police or other law enforcement officials detaining someone suspected of committing a crime when there is probable cause.
Arrest can also more generally mean to attract and engage, such as with attention or sight. For example, a loud clap of thunder might arrest your attention for a moment, if you weren’t expecting it.
Arrest also means to slow or stop, such as with progress or growth. You might, for example, arrest the growth of a plant by keeping it in the dark while continuing to water it. Such an arrest could lead the plant to die.
Example: You are under arrest for conspiracy to commit grand theft auto.
Where does arrest come from?
The first records of the term arrest come from around the 1200s. It comes from the Vulgar Latin arrestāre, meaning “to stop.” Often arresting someone or something is done in an effort to stop them from doing something or from running away.
In medicine, to arrest is to control or stop the progress, such as of a disease. The disease isn’t cured but it won’t get any worse if doctors can arrest it. Sometimes arrest is also used in reference to parts of the body stopping, such as cardiac arrest, which means your heart stops beating.
You might also hear about arrested development, which is development that has been stopped before it has been completed. A person with a physical arrested development is someone whose body did not fully grow, or develop, completely.
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What are some other forms related to arrest?
- arrestable (adjective)
- postarrest (adjective)
- prearrest (verb)
- rearrest (verb)
- unarrestable (adjective)
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How is arrest used in real life?
Arrest is a common word usually used in relation to criminal justice but also used in the sciences.
*jake paul gets arrested*
jake – "the cops and I have mutually decided to arrest me, thank you to all involved!!"
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) July 23, 2017
BREAKING / NBC News: DOJ announces the arrest of Russian National Mariia Butina, age 29, for "infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation."
She was arrested yesterday.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) July 16, 2018
I'll try my best, how much do I invest? like cardiac arrest, high voltage when we kiss.
— michael clifford on tour (@Michael5SOS) January 1, 2016
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How to use arrest in a sentence
He called for the arrest of Sheskey and for the others involved to lose their jobs.
Let me explain in detail what people here are going through, starting with arrest.Misery in Minsk|Eugene Robinson|August 18, 2020|Ozy
Protestors attempted to block the arrest, but they, along with bystanders, were arrested and taken into custody.Poland’s LGBTQ activists confront growing crackdown|Kaela Roeder|August 14, 2020|Washington Blade
Between yesterday morning, when news broke of the arrest, and at market close today, the shares of Next Digital—which owns Apple Daily and other publications—soared more than 1,100%, pushing the stock to a seven-year high.Hong Kongers drove a stock up 1,100% to protest a news mogul’s arrest|Mary Hui|August 11, 2020|Quartz
With mainstream politicians in Kashmir remaining under arrest or barred from political activity, extremist groups have little competition in recruiting local youth — even if they’re untrained and unlikely to survive for long.Is Kashmir’s Militancy Dead?|Charu Kasturi|August 6, 2020|Ozy
Later reports say that authorities claimed to be merely escorting him back to his house arrest.
The Moscow protest was not sanctioned, which meant every participant risked arrest.
He was told he could go back home to his house arrest to celebrate the New Year with his wife and their two children.
When two NYPD lieutenants intervened, police say Linsker put the trash can down but resisted arrest.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sullivan has by then moved in to help and he seeks to complete the arrest of the first man.Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop|Michael Daly|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crowd dispersed, disappointed; cheated out of their anticipated scene of an arrest for horse-stealing.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He knew that Longcluse had still two executions against him, on which, at any moment, he might arrest him.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He told Horner you'd bin shot resistin' arrest, an' wanted t' see her afore yuh cashed in.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
That accomplished, I shall arrest the Dowager and her son and every jackanapes within that castle.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Fresh Commissioners came from the Assembly, and it was only their fortunate recall to Paris that saved the general from arrest.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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see under arrest.