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Part of speech: Verb

To stop or stay; to check or hinder the action or motion of; to seize, take, or apprehend by legal authority; to seize and fix, as the eye or attention.

Part of speech: Noun

The act of seizing; the state of being seized or detained by legal authority.

Usage examples "arrest":
  • Why don't you arrest me? - "Arsene Lupin", Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc.
  • Why didn't he arrest the woman? - "My Little Sister", Elizabeth Robins.
  • Come and arrest him? - "Underground", Suelette Dreyfus.