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Synonyms of arrest in English:


  • 1 police arrested him for possession of marijuana
    apprehend, take into custody, seize, take in, take prisoner, detain, put in jail, throw in jail
    informal pick up, run in, pull in, haul in, pinch, cop, bust, nab, nail, do, collar, feel someone's collar
    British informal nick
    [Antonyms] release
  • 2 the spread of the disease can be arrested
    stop, halt, end, bring to a standstill, check, block, hinder, hamper, delay, hold up, hold back, restrict, limit, interrupt, prevent, obstruct, inhibit, impede, interfere with, thwart, baulk, curb, put a brake on, slow, slow down, retard, nip in the bud
    literary stay
    [Antonyms] start
  • 3 she put out a hand to arrest his attention it was not the mere words which arrested him
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  • 1 I have a warrant for your arrest
    detention, apprehension, seizure, capture, taking into custody
  • 2 he suffered a cardiac arrest
    stoppage, halt, interruption
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