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synonyms for arrest

  • capture
  • detention
  • imprisonment
  • incarceration
  • accommodation
  • apprehension
  • appropriation
  • bag
  • bust
  • captivity
  • collar
  • commitment
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • crimp
  • drop
  • fall
  • gaff
  • glom
  • grab
  • heat
  • hook
  • mitt
  • nab
  • nail
  • nick
  • nip
  • pickle
  • pinch
  • pull
  • restraining
  • snare
  • sweep
  • booby trap
  • pick up
  • preventive custody
  • protective custody
  • pull in
  • run in
See also synonyms for: arrested / arresting
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antonyms for arrest

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  • freedom
  • release
  • liberation
  • refusal
  • rise
  • activation
  • encouragement
  • letting go
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How to use arrest in a sentence

He called for the arrest of Sheskey and for the others involved to lose their jobs.
PROSECUTORS CHARGE TEEN IN FATAL SHOOTING OF TWO PROTESTORS AND WOUNDING OF A THIRD IN KENOSHAKDUNN6AUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
Let me explain in detail what people here are going through, starting with arrest.
MISERY IN MINSKEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 18, 2020OZY
Protestors attempted to block the arrest, but they, along with bystanders, were arrested and taken into custody.
POLAND’S LGBTQ ACTIVISTS CONFRONT GROWING CRACKDOWNKAELA ROEDERAUGUST 14, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Between yesterday morning, when news broke of the arrest, and at market close today, the shares of Next Digital—which owns Apple Daily and other publications—soared more than 1,100%, pushing the stock to a seven-year high.
HONG KONGERS DROVE A STOCK UP 1,100% TO PROTEST A NEWS MOGUL’S ARRESTMARY HUIAUGUST 11, 2020QUARTZ
With mainstream politicians in Kashmir remaining under arrest or barred from political activity, extremist groups have little competition in recruiting local youth — even if they’re untrained and unlikely to survive for long.
IS KASHMIR’S MILITANCY DEAD?CHARU KASTURIAUGUST 6, 2020OZY
That divided response makes some experts almost as concerned as the arrests.
WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND SHOWS JUST HOW FRAGILE OUR DEMOCRACY ISMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 5, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
By comparison, MTS only holds onto videos of citations or other encounters after 60 days unless officers decide the footage constitutes evidence in a criminal case, potential lawsuit or complaint, or if a use of force or physical arrest was recorded.
MTS PURGED BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE BEFORE MAN’S ATTORNEY COULD ACCESS ITLISA HALVERSTADTJULY 21, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It comes as the beleaguered government clamps down on anti-government economic protests and the media, including the arrest of a well-known anti-corruption journalist.
ZIMBABWE IS SQUEEZING ITS TOP MOBILE MONEY PLATFORM FOR USERS’ DATA AS IT CLAMPS DOWN ON THE MEDIATAWANDA KAROMBOJULY 21, 2020QUARTZ
SDPD made the arrest and later went looking for the relevant streetlight camera footage.
POLICE USED SMART STREETLIGHT FOOTAGE TO INVESTIGATE PROTESTERSJESSE MARXJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Stonewall’s patrons already were upset about the June 24 raid, so when one person resisted arrest, others joined in.
HOW THE NEW YORK MEDIA COVERED THE STONEWALL RIOTSLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO ARREST

  • arrest
  • break off
  • call it quits
  • call off
  • check
  • cut off
  • drop
  • end
  • fail
  • halt
  • interrupt
  • knock it off
  • lay off
  • nullify
  • scrap
  • scratch
  • scrub
  • terminate
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