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  • the state of inactivity following an interruption
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • cause to stop
    • Halt the engines
    • Arrest the progress
    • halt the presses
  • attract and fix
    • His look caught her
    • She caught his eye
    • Catch the attention of the waiter
  • hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • take into custody
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals
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