|1.||to deprive (a person) of liberty by taking him into custody, esp under lawful authority|
|2.||to seize (a ship) under lawful authority|
|3.||to slow or stop the development or progress of (a disease, growth, etc)|
|4.||to catch and hold (one's attention, sight, etc)|
|5.||law arrest judgment to stay proceedings after a verdict, on the grounds of error or possible error|
|6.||informal can't get arrested (of a performer) is unrecognized and unsuccessful: he can't get arrested here but is a megastar in the States|
|7.||the act of taking a person into custody, esp under lawful authority|
|8.||the act of seizing and holding a ship under lawful authority|
|9.||the state of being held, esp under lawful authority: under arrest|
|10.||Also called: arrestation the slowing or stopping of the development or progress of something|
|11.||the stopping or sudden cessation of motion of something: a cardiac arrest|
|[C14: from Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin arrestāre (unattested), from Latin ad at, to + restāre to stand firm, stop]|
arrest ar·rest (ə-rěst')
v. ar·rest·ed, ar·rest·ing, ar·rests
To stop; check.
To undergo cardiac arrest.
An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.
Interference with the performance of a function.
The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.