usage: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
usage: take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
2. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, defend
usage: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
3. catch, arrest, get, attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
usage: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
4. halt, hold, arrest, stop
usage: cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"