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Definition of Arresting
ArrestingArrest Ar*rest", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb.
n. Arresting.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter,
fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re +
stare to stand. See Rest remainder.]
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
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. --Buckminster.
4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
Arresting Ar*rest"ing ([a^]r*r[e^]st"[i^]ng), a.
Striking; attracting attention; impressive.
This most solemn and arresting occurrence. --J. H.
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