Synonyms of arresting


1. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop, seize, prehend, clutch

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"


1. arresting, sensational, stunning, impressive (vs. unimpressive)

usage: commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance"

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Definition and meaning of arresting (Dictionary)