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Arrested Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(imp. & p. p.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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adj : having development checked or reversed; "arrested tuberculosis" [syn: in remission]
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
boned, hooked, nabbed, pulled, roasted, snapt, touched
1. having development checked or reversed; "arrested tuberculosis"
(synonym) in remission
1. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
(synonym) apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
(hypernym) capture, gaining control, seizure
(derivation) collar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, cop
2. 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"
(synonym) check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
(hypernym) inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
1. take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
(synonym) collar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, cop
(hypernym) seize, prehend, clutch
(derivation) apprehension, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody
2. 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 Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
(synonym) check, turn back, stop, contain, hold back
(hyponym) cut down, cut out
3. attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
(synonym) catch, get
(hypernym) attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
4. cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
(synonym) halt, hold
(derivation) arrester, arrester hook
Arrested Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
To see respectable-looking strangers arrested, foretells that you desire to make changes, and new speculations will be subordinated by the fear of failure. If they resist the officers, you will have great delight in pushing to completion the new enterprise.Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Arrested Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An arrest is the act of depriving a person of his or her liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting (the arrestee) to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The term is Anglo-Norman in origin and is related to the French word arrêt, meaning "stop".
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