- 1Seize (someone) by legal authority and take into custody: the police arrested him for possession of marijuana two youths aged 16 were arrestedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Convicted in a U.S. court of drug possession and conspiracy, he appealed on the grounds that the United States did not have the authority to arrest him.
- Given the factual circumstances, Mr Maguire's submission that the respondents acted unlawfully in arresting him for breach of the peace is not accepted.
- This week, they impounded an east European ship, arresting its 22-man crew, 18 of whom were Russians.
- 2Stop or check (progress or a process): the spread of the disease can be arrested (as adjective arrested) arrested development may occurMás ejemplos en oraciones
- This addresses only 50 per cent of the problem, it will arrest the disease process and possibly repair some damage.
- As yet there is no proven means of arresting the disease's progress, let alone curing it.
- Many natural and chemical agents have been employed with the aim of halting or blocking angiogenesis, in an attempt to arrest malignant growth, development and metastasis.
- 3Attract the attention of (someone): his attention was arrested by a strange soundMás ejemplos en oraciones
- A sculpture put up in the middle of the hall arrests your attention as you enter.
- The children performed skits during rush hours at the concourse of the eastern entry of the railway station arresting the attention of the travelling public and visitors.
- There was a week left in the season, and football is arresting the city's attention in the way Richardson always wished it would.
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- 1The action of seizing someone to take into custody: I have a warrant for your arrest they placed her under arrest at least 69 arrests were madeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In Lindley the defendant had been taken into police custody upon arrest for disorderly behaviour.
- These are separate categories, but it does not follow that in every case of unlawful arrest by a police officer exemplary damages are appropriate.
- The internal report will provide valuable ammunition for the Hamiltons who have said they intend to sue Scotland Yard for unlawful arrest and detention.
- 2A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion: a respiratory arrestMás ejemplos en oraciones
stoppage, halt, interruption
- The sudden arrest of his motion, the abrasion of one of his hands on the gravel, restored him, and he wept with delight.
- I also cracked my skull and had cardiac and respiratory arrests.
- The mum-of-two suffered a respiratory arrest three weeks ago from a chest infection.
late Middle English: from Old French arester, based on Latin ad- 'at, to' + restare 'remain, stop'.