Definitions For Arrest

noun

  • The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • The state of inactivity following an interruption
  • The act of legally taking and keeping someone (such as a criminal) : the act of arresting someone
  • An occurrence in which a part of the body suddenly stops working

verb

  • Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  • Take into custody
  • Attract and fix
  • Cause to stop
  • To use the power of the law to take and keep (someone, such as a criminal)
  • To stop the progress or movement of (something)
  • To attract and hold the attention of (someone or something)

Is Arrest a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
6
Words with Friends
6

The word Arrest is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Arrest in a Sentence

  • The police arrested him on drug charges.
  • The police officer said, “I'm arresting you in the name of the law.”
  • The drugs can't arrest the disease's progress, but they can slow it down considerably.
  • The police are investigating the case but they have not yet made any arrests.
  • She was charged with resisting arrest.
  • The information has led to the arrest of three suspects.

Synonyms for Arrest

Antonyms for Arrest

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