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Adjective: arresting  u'res-ting
  1. Commanding attention
    "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals";
    - sensational, stunning
Verb: arrest  u'rest
  1. Take into custody
    "the police arrested the suspected criminals";
    - collar, nail, apprehend, pick up, nab, cop, nick [Brit], pinch [Brit]
     
  2. Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    "Arrest the downward trend";
    - check, turn back, stop, contain, hold back
     
  3. Attract and fix
    "His look arrested her";
    - catch, get
     
  4. Cause to stop
    "Arrest the progress";
    - halt, hold

See also: impressive

Type of: attract, clutch, defend, draw, draw in, prehend [archaic], pull, pull in, seize, stop

Encyclopedia: Arresting

Arrest, Somme