arrest

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. seize, apprehend, capture, nab (inf.), pinch, bust (both sl.); stop, halt; retard, suspend. See end, restraint.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Legal restraint]
Syn. apprehension, taking into custody, imprisonment, commitment, confinement, incarceration, capture, protective custody, preventive custody, restraining, taking by force, constraint, seizure, detention, pinch*, pickup*, bust*, collar*; see also imprisonment 1 .
Ant. freeing*, acquittal, release.
2. [Act of stopping]
Syn. check, checking, stay, staying, stoppage, interruption, hindrance, obstruction, restraining, cessation, prevention, suspension, suppression, holdup*, letup*; see also delay 1 , restraint 2 .
Ant. action*, continuation*, extension.
under arrest,
Syn. arrested, in custody, caught, apprehended, taken into custody, seized, taken in, handcuffed, confined, jailed, imprisoned, detained, shut up, penned up, put in irons, sent to prison, busted, sent to jail, booked, pinched*, collared*, nabbed*, sent up the river*.
v.
1. [To seize legally]
Syn. apprehend, take into custody, take charge of, take hold of, hold, place under arrest, take into protective custody, capture, seize by legal warrant, take by authority, imprison, jail, incarcerate, detain, secure, seize, get, catch, take prisoner, lay by the heels*, lay one's hands on*, nab*, collar*, grab*, run in*, pick up*, bust*, nail*.
Ant. free*, liberate, parole.
2. [To stop]
Syn. restrain, restrict, slow down, check; see halt 2 , hinder , prevent .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
apprehension, capture, taking into custody, *collar, *bust.
WORD FIND
book in which arrests are recorded at police station: blotter
photo taken of suspect: mug shot
reading of rights, rule: Miranda rule
record of a criminal's arrests and convictions: rap sheet
II
v.
1. take into custody apprehend, capture, seize, *collar, *bust.
2. halt stop, check, obstruct, delay, slow.
3. fix hold, seize, absorb, engross.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation: belay, cease, check, discontinue, halt1, stall1, stay1, stop, surcease. Idioms: bring to a standstill, call a halt to, put a stop to. See CONTINUE. 2. To come to a cessation: belay, cease, check, discontinue, halt1, leave off, quit, stall1, stop, surcease. Idiom: come to a halt (or standstill or stop). See CONTINUE. 3. To take into custody as a prisoner: apprehend, seize. Informal: nab, pick up. Slang: bust, collar, pinch, run in. See LAW. 4. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of: catch up, enthrall, fascinate, grip, hold, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind, transfix. Slang: grab. See EXCITE. II noun A seizing and holding by law: apprehension, seizure. Slang: bust, collar, pickup, pinch. See LAW.

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