Another word for arrest
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.
Act of stopping
To seize legally
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*.
Another word for arrestverb
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
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
To take into custody as a prisoner:apprehend, seize. (Informal) nab, pick up. (Slang) bust, collar, pinch, run in. See law
To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:catch up, enthrall, fascinate, grip, hold, mesmerize, rivet, spellbind, transfix. (Slang) grab. See excite