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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·rest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb. n. Arresting.]
 1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
 Nor could her virtues the relentless hand
 Of Death arrest.   --Philips.
 2. Law To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
 Note:After this word Shakespeare uses of (“I arrest thee of high treason”) or on; the modern usage is for.
 3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.
 4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
    We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Syn: -- To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop; apprehend; seize; lay hold of.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·rest·ing a. Striking; attracting attention; impressive.
    This most solemn and arresting occurrence.   --J. H. Newman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people
            turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one
            never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance" [syn:
            sensational, stunning]