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Definition of "arrests" []

  • 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)
  • Plural form of arrest. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of arrest. (verb)

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Use "arrests" in a sentence
  • "There's no reason to believe the disparity in arrests is confined to the state."
  • "The underlying issue behind the arrests is the dispute over the land where Ames lives, a parcel worth an estimated $250,000 in one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations."
  • "Alexandria, the site of Tuesday's arrests, is a Brotherhood stronghold likely to have one of the most heated races."