verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Synonyms for arrest
Related Words for arrestcapture, incarceration, imprisonment, detention, delay, suspension, incarcerate, seize, apprehend, detain, jail, imprison, catch, hold, end, halt, stay, commitment, nail
Examples from the Web for arrest
Contemporary Examples of arrest
Sullivan has by then moved in to help and he seeks to complete the arrest of the first man.
Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For
December 16, 2014
Still images of each will be released today and a reward will be posted for information leading to their arrest.
Chan still felt that a line had been crossed and he went to arrest the man.
He went so far as to throw an “Activation Party” in their honor just weeks before his September arrest.The Father Who Made His Kids Have Sex With a Dog
John L. Smith
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of arrest
If I see them look at each other, I'll put them both in arrest.
From the moment of their arrest, the examination proceeded with great rapidity.
If you bring this home to Mr. Mortimer you will punish him, arrest him?
They may arrest me as a felon—at any rate I shall be forced to leave the bank and go away.
If I could only arrest those wonderful heat- and light-giving sparks!Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Word Origin for arrest
"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.)).
see under arrest.