Definitions For Arrest


  • 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


  • 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

Words with Friends

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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