[n] the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
[n] the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
[v] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back athe tide of communism"
[v] take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
[v] attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
[v] cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
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