verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Synonyms for arrest
Related Words for arrestedseized
Examples from the Web for arrested
Contemporary Examples of arrested
Asia Bibi, as she is known, was arrested and sentenced to death.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Frias—who was arrested in 2013 for interfering with public duties and public intoxication—was not carrying a gun at the time.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic
January 2, 2015
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of arrested
This morning she was arrested by the thought that the plot she had planted was hers.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Now, when I'm arrested for speeding, I'm not in the least flustered—oh, not a little bit!
You were arrested in Buffalo, convicted, and served your stretch.
Does Garson know we've arrested the Turner girl and young Gilder?
He was tired and broken, and resolved to stay in camp until they arrested him.In the Midst of Alarms
Word Origin for arrest
1610s, past participle adjective from arrest (v.). Arrested development is first recorded 1859 in evolutionary biology.
"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.