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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
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
3‘she put out a hand to arrest his attention’
attract, capture, catch, catch hold of, hold, grip, engage
absorb, occupy, rivet, engross, fascinate, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, bewitch, captivate, entrance, enthral, enrapture
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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