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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Arrest \Ar*rest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb.
n. Arresting.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter,
fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re +
stare to stand. See Rest remainder.]
1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as,
to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
Nor could her virtues the relentless hand
Of Death arrest. --Philips.
2. (Law) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law;
as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
Note: After this word Shakespeare uses of ("I arrest thee of
high treason") or on; the modern usage is for.
3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the
eyes or attention. --Buckminster.
4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
148 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrested":
babbling, back, backward, behind, behindhand, belated, blithering,
blocked, bridled, burbling, callow, caught, charmed, checked,
coarse, constrained, controlled, crackbrained, cracked, crazy,
cretinistic, cretinous, crude, curbed, defective, deficient,
delayed, delayed-action, detained, dithering, driveling, drooling,
embryonic, enchanted, enthralled, failing, fascinated, fixed,
gripped, guarded, half-baked, half-witted, held, held up, hung up,
hypnotized, hypoplastic, idiotic, imbecile, imbecilic, immature,
impeded, in a bind, in abeyance, in arrear, in arrears, in check,
in default, in embryo, in leading strings, in ovo, in remission,
in short supply, in the rough, inadequate, incomplete, infant,
inhibited, jammed, lacking, late, latish, maundering,
mentally defective, mentally deficient, mentally handicapped,
mentally retarded, mesmerized, missing, mongoloid, moratory,
moronic, needing, never on time, not all there, obstructed,
on leash, overdue, oversimple, part, partial, patchy, pent-up,
rapt, reductionistic, reductive, restrained, retarded, rough,
roughcast, roughhewn, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, scant, scanty,
scrappy, set back, short, shy, simple, simpleminded, simpletonian,
simplistic, sketchy, slobbering, slow, slowed down, spellbound,
stopped, stunted, subnormal, tardy, unblown, uncultivated,
uncultured, uncut, under control, under discipline,
under restraint, underdeveloped, undeveloped, unfashioned,
unfinished, unformed, unhewn, unlabored, unlicked, unpolished,
unprocessed, unpunctual, unready, unrefined, untimely, untreated,
unworked, unwrought, wanting
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