Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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 [informal], nail [informal], apprehend, pick up, nab [informal], cop [informal], nick [Brit, informal], pinch [Brit, informal]
  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