arrest arrest  /ə ˈrɛst/


  1. (n) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  2. (n) the state of inactivity following an interruption
  3. (v) take into custody
  4. (v) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  5. (v) attract and fix
  6. (v) cause to stop

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  1. On their second arrest, users without violent past convictions get another round of treatment, and a maximum 12 months in jail.
  2. Analysis: Harith al-Dari was in danger of drifting into obscurity until the Iraqi government ordered his arrest.
  3. Analysis: The arrest of Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic underscores the West's inability to stop genocide.


  1. Malaysian Police Arrest Suspected Operator of Movie Piracy Site

    During the arrest at the suspect's home, officers discovered a secret compartment that could only be accessed through a wardrobe, leading to a room containing sophisticated computer equipment. read more        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Arrest made in BB gun dog abuse case

    WALDOBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police in Waldoboro say they have made an arrest in the dog abuse case.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WCSH 6 Portland

  3. Arrest made after two break-ins in Wellesley

    The "Find My iPhone" feature on one victim's phone led to the arrest of a Connecticut man in connection with two car break-ins Thursday morning.  
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wellesley Townsman

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  1. "We are now in contact with the Libyan government, and want to make sure that if in fact this transfer has taken place, that he's not welcomed back in some way, but instead should be under house arrest," Obama said in an interview as Megrahi...
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Indian Express

  2. "The United Kingdom is deeply concerned at the arrest and, in some cases, continued detention of some of our hard-working locally engaged staff in Tehran," Miliband said. "This is harassment and intimidation of a kind which is quite...
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Voice of America

  3. "The government of Iraq is an elected one and sovereign. When it gives a visa, it is responsible for the visa," al-Maliki told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday in New York. "We consider the arrest ...... of this individual who...
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: FOXNews

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