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Definition of "arrested" []

  • To deprive (a person) of liberty by taking him into custody, esp under lawful authority (verb)
  • To seize (a ship) under lawful authority (verb)
  • To slow or stop the development or progress of (a disease, growth, etc) (verb)
  • To catch and hold (one's attention, sight, etc) (verb)
  • The act of taking a person into custody, esp under lawful authority (noun)
  • The act of seizing and holding a ship under lawful authority (noun)
  • The state of being held, esp under lawful authority (noun)
  • The slowing or stopping of the development or progress of something (noun)
  • The stopping or sudden cessation of motion of something (noun)
  • Having been stopped or prevented from developing (adjective)

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  • Simple past tense and past participle of arrest. (verb)

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Use "arrested" in a sentence
  • "His deputy chief of police, Gerold Dompig, used the broader term, detained, but as I say, his boss using the term arrested at this stage."
  • "We use the term arrested, and then we say they're being detained, and I get = = perfectly honest, I'm a bit confused which it is."
  • "The next day the neighbor sent her over the book; the title arrested her attention oddly -- "The Woman's Kingdom.""