Then he remembered having seen Gunga Din in which Cary Grant, surrounded by the enemy, says coolly, “You are all under arrest.”
James O'Keefe, creator of the Acorn pimp video, is under arrest for allegedly plotting to bug a senator's phone.
When Jackson told him to be quiet, he refused, and Jackson put him under arrest.
Manning, who had been based in Iraq, is reported to be under arrest in neighboring Kuwait.
Randolph received a radio message confirming that Nolen was wanted and she moved to place him under arrest.
They followed his trail until near Fort Pierre, where they found him under arrest.
The orders, Major, are that you place him under arrest the moment he steps ashore.
To crown this, he quarrelled with all his subordinate officers in turn, and at one time had them nearly all under arrest together.
It is what I understood him to say last night when I ordered him under arrest.
"But you are my prisoner—you are under arrest," enlightened the sheriff, rolling another cigarette.
"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arest, Old French areste, from arester (see arrest (v.)).
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.