Synonym of arrested

Alternative for arrested

arrests, arrested, arresting

Synonym: apprehend, capture, catch, check, pinch, seize, stop,

Adjective

Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
retarded lagging limited stunted underdeveloped dim dull dumbbell dumdum dummy imbecile pinhead simple slow stupid subnormal touched underachieving yo-yo backward birdbrained defective dim-witted dopey dumbo exceptional feeble-minded gorked half-witted held back lamebrained mentally defective moronic numbskull opaque retardo sappy simple-minded slow-witted weak behind undeveloped delayed late checked dense underprivileged dilatory languid unhurried dragging dillydallying poky laggard pokey dallying sluggish tardy snaillike leisurely creeping dawdling snail-paced crawling poking unintelligent witless mindless brainless ignorant dumb empty-headed thick doltish vacuous obtuse unsmart oafish dozy weak-minded foolish idiotic dull-witted thickheaded imbecilic boneheaded stolid dunderheaded naive chuckleheaded brain-dead senseless pinheaded fatuous wooden-headed lamebrain bonehead gormless soft knuckleheaded dorky airheaded lunkheaded thick-witted softheaded bubbleheaded dopy dof dotish dead from the neck up slow on the uptake half-baked dunce-like vapid chowderheaded glaikit divvy cretinous lumpish gullible blockish dippy pea-brained crass bovine muttonheaded blockheaded pig-ignorant as thick as two short planks uncomprehending imperceptive insensitive thick-skinned daft log-headed hebete woodenheaded thick-skulled numskulled impassive braindead boorish fat-headed not the full shilling lethargic torpid soft in the head fatheaded thick as mince slow on uptake unwitting unknowing silly inexperienced unaware unmindful incompetent nescient oblivious innocent insensible clueless ill-informed unacquainted impractical in the dark uninformed incognizant unconscious green inane anencephalic anencephalous thoughtless deficient nitwitted addle-brained

Adjective

Occurring at intervals
on-again, off-again intermittent alternate broken by bits and pieces checked cyclic cyclical discontinuing discontinuous epochal every other fitful here and there hit-or-miss infrequent interrupted isochronal isochronous iterant iterative metrical now and then occasional on and off periodic periodical punctuated recurrent recurring rhythmic rhythmical seasonal serial shifting spasmodic sporadic stop-and-go irregular disconnected fragmentary episodic casual patchy spotty erratic episodical odd aperiodic spastic isolated unsteady scattered random choppy on-and-off continual catchy stop-go on again and off again in fits and starts alternating uneven regular frequent repeated inconsistent inconstant habitual desultory variable fluctuating repetitive unstable unsystematic disrupted varying unsettled changeable haphazard capricious uncertain constant continued disturbed wavering changing unreliable rolling reoccurring chain jerky disjointed unmethodical persistent perennial on-again-off-again continuing steady volatile scattershot unequal rambling aimless shaky like clockwork bitty reiterative unpredictable entropic indiscriminate chronic intervallic impulsive fractal routine flickering disorganized non-stop disorganised non-linear perpetual off and on daily every so often numerous at fixed intervals every once in a while occurring often incomplete troubled broken up wandering convulsive restless repeating spurtive twitching happening at intervals gaping inchoate unorganized disordered unconnected incohesive muddled incoherent oft-repeated herky-jerky unorganised impermanent freelance outsourced outside in bits and pieces oft repeated part-time incidental chaotic loose sketchy orbital annual weekly yearly monthly hourly centennial catch-as-catch-can stray unthinking slapdash arbitrary offhand unfocused orderless nonuniform on certain occasions at various times mutable customary commonplace helter-skelter without purpose fickle temperamental changeful mercurial eccentric partial designless quotidian everyday unpunctual unconsidered purposeless wayward ever-changing fluid flickery unfixed labile skittish vacillating up and down off-and-on non-periodic vagarious irresolute variational fluctuant flighty undependable partially fractional gradual intermittently fitfully waffling peaky not constant blowing hot and cold piecemeal incessant many familiar endless common countless profuse reiterated manifold eternal several by degrees at intervals successive lots of millions of loads of a good many heaps of a great many masses of quite a lot of thick very many iterated dozens of hundreds of thousands of quite a few various by fits and starts stage by stage little by little step by step

Verb

Captured and held as a convict or prisoner

Verb

To have prevented oneself from
helped avoided refrained from stopped averted dodged evaded prevented abstained abstained from bypassed circumvented controlled deflected desisted diverted ducked eluded escaped forbore got around passed up precluded resisted restrained from shied from shirked shook off shrank from sidestepped skipped skipped out on skirted stayed away stayed away from steered clear steered clear of withstood broke the habit of fended off forbore from got out of held off kept from neutralised shunned warded off anticipated blocked checked checkmated compensated for counteracted counterbalanced deterred eschewed forbade forbid forestalled frustrated halted headed off hindered impeded interfered with made up for negated neutralized nullified obviated offset offsetted prohibited provided shook stalled staved off stove off ceased declined denied yourself desisted from did without forwent gave up kicked left off refused renounced withheld from gotten around shaken off shrunk from forborne shaken done without given up forborne from broken the habit of gotten out of holpen forgone holp quit cut out quitted dropped discontinued abandoned packed in laid off relinquished suspended knocked off let up ended finished rejected abjured put a stop to dispensed with cut off packed up spurned terminated broke off broken off concluded refrained put an end to called a halt to belayed belaid axed shut off lay off swore off sworn off yielded repudiated sacrificed brought to an end given over gave over called it quits jacked in forswore forsworn wound up abdicated passed cut forsook forsaken canned waived brought to a halt passed on kept off restrained oneself from turned down surceased laid off of quit cold set aside cut it out left alone went without gone without surrendered snubbed denied disavowed called it a day resigned closed determined curbed dead-ended elapsed intermitted stopped oneself from broke up broken up winked out got off resisted the temptation to pulled the plug on not touched prevented oneself from broke broken brake yolden yold rebuffed interrupted dismissed canceled cancelled ceded abolished disapproved forewent foregone scrapped kept phased out disregarded withdrawn withdrew stopped oneself overlooked paused knocked back reprobated lapsed expired died ignored removed held back put aside killed shut down reneged disclaimed abnegated baulked at said no to had done with reined in kicked over left let well enough alone fought shy of cut short brought to a stop not accepted let alone gave a wide berth to quit cold turkey prevented yourself from left out cast aside kicked the habit put off had nothing to do with stayed cut dead given a wide berth to knocked something on the head gotten off aborted repulsed conceded extracted marginalized gotten rid of excised deleted did away with exsected carved got rid of usurped ousted extirpated done away with severed eliminated excluded isolated withheld failed held back from demurred dispensed discounted endured repealed recanted disallowed retracted unsaid gone went disdained demurred at restrained deferred postponed remitted deselected nixed gave something the chop given something the chop finessed disaffirmed brushed aside scaped shied omitted bridled pulled out of checked out from backed off from bucked allowed declined to resigned from lacked laid aside reserved restrained oneself gave something a miss shied away from refused to take advantage of disunited inhibited called a stop to closed down neglected weaseled out of intervened turned your back on delayed tabled shuffled out of surceased from turned aside from packed it in checked oneself turned over kiboshed looked down one's nose at missed not had dissevered hung it up passed by escaped from stayed clear of given something a miss disjoined managed not to jacked something in handed over granted opted out of nipped something in the bud disowned wanted had no truck with backed off marginalised come to a close reneged on prorogued lacked for something washed one's hands of restrained yourself turned one's back on wrapped up not heeded opted out said goodbye to suffered deprivation denied oneself dropped out of needed not done died down separated backed out of shelved negatived rested kept clear of called it quits on held up sat out parted ditched spelled parted with disconnected weaselled out of scrubbed closed out stopped doing interposed signed away kept away from balked at managed without culminated ceased to indulge in withholden carven corve extraught foreswore foresworn came to a close gainsaid blown off blew off bagged it gone easy went easy taken the cure gotten on the wagon took the cure sewed up got on the wagon sewn up gave the thumbs down to thrown out threw out given the thumbs down to taken away took out took away taken out given the red light shook one's head gave the thumbs down given the thumbs down shaken one's head gave the red light given a rest gave a rest lain by lay by gone short fallen short fell short gone hungry went short went hungry

Verb

Past tense for stop or slow
halted stopped checked ended blocked delayed interrupted limited stayed hampered hindered inhibited slowed stalled held holden impeded obstructed restricted held up prevented retarded balked baulked caught curbed restrained stilled suppressed thwarted held back braced brought to a standstill brought up canned drew up drawn up dropped fetched up fixt fixed froze frozen interfered with pulled up scrubbed sidetracked stemmed slowed down knocked off put a brake on shut down nipped in the bud brought to an end put a stop to cut off put an end to frustrated foiled repressed barred cut short shut out stymied forestalled stifled constrained bridled fettered set back controlled hamstrung hamstringed quashed averted put the kibosh on beat shut off quit trammeled trammelled encumbered curtailed withheld intercepted deterred ceased subdued cramped discontinued circumvented squelched hobbled put down stonewalled quelled terminated prohibited counteracted shackled crimped squashed clogged headed off staved off stove off contained derailed baffled regulated suspended immobilized crippled handicapped cracked down on detained kept warded off paused braked put out of action stood in the way of defeated crushed choked countered kept back opposed immobilised obviated precluded overcome reined in slowed up finished held down fended off hung up staunched quitted nullified avoided withholden reduced governed desisted smothered handcuffed neutralized cumbered canceled cancelled conquered moderated put back stamped out confined forfended let up debarred put off neutralised set held in silenced interdicted resisted held off hog-tied forbid turned aside kept in check choked off clamped down on put out snuffed out slapped down put the lid on brake discouraged manacled embarrassed mastered brought to a halt extinguished reined tamed lessened laid off spoiled spoilt dammed scotched pre-empted licked short-circuited closed off killed warded tied up defended against kept a lid on pulled in blocked out pulled the plug on scuppered ruined cooled bogged down come to a standstill kept the lid on overcame decelerated axed beaten postponed bottlenecked clobbered deferred closed repulsed concluded borked circumscribed mired shelved hesitated faltered fenced sabotaged pegged capped saved interfered vanquished belayed belaid checkmated evaded wound up bottled up dashed deflected cut out passed muzzled packed in stemmed the flow of let stanched constricted damped diverted put on hold put on back burner put on ice put on the shelf decreased put a spoke in someone's wheel disrupted kept under control called a halt to brought to a stop overturned closed up held off on deactivated contravened snookered put on brakes put an stop to left off forbidden forbade backed off diminished kept in bottled chilled ruled out corked anticipated dominated negated brought to screeching halt picked off triumphed over made late stumped come to a stop held in check thrown a spanner in the works of threw a spanner in the works of put lid on come to a halt put the brakes on kept off strangled at birth poured cold water on kept at bay steered clear of put out of commission put the brakes on put kibosh on kept a tight rein on gained mastery over upset the applecart annulled put a damper on put a cork in offset kept down lay off broke off broken off came to a standstill thrown a monkey wrench in the works of threw a monkey wrench in the works of called off repealed scrapped recalled called brought rescinded revoked abandoned swallowed muffled waived retained denied fought back elapsed slackened lapsed choked back rebuffed plugged nipped something in the bud abstained demarcated stood determined expired died scratched cried off aborted delimited barricaded sealed caulked disabled dissuaded overpowered downed loitered loafed poked flagged bogged dawdled bound bounded slackened pace renounced eschewed parked burdened finished off wavered filled jammed blockaded clogged up closed out filled up retardated balanced staggered dithered vacillated scrupled teetered wabbled wobbled circumnavigated kept hold of refused repelled limped crabbed whiffled stumbled disappointed enjoined outlawed tabooed bit fazed bitted sandbagged preempted bested packed jammed up blocked up stopped up choked up bunged up skirted sidestepped defended dodged bulwarked guarded brought to a close stopped midstream protracted desisted from helped tied obscured surmounted embogged bitten back bit back deadened refused to pay stunted petered out not moved stood off occluded bunged blocked off kept from happening played for time dead-ended escaped screened parried straitened demarked prorogued specified commandeered remitted prescribed turned back adjourned shunned abjured disadvised dampened scared disenabled kept waiting incapacitated dumbed settled censored arrived softened knock it off called it quits called a halt quenched cowed abated clammed dulled dispatched intermitted delimitated girdled defined prolonged mellowed taken down took down gagged congested stoppered plugged up stopped oneself composed dispensed with fended kicked ducked collected covered rejected confronted winked out throttled loused up boxed in packed up ruled measured dissuaded from caused to stay paralyzed caused to wait paralysed discomfited left alone come to an end clamped destroyed overwhelmed trampled shushed buried abolished spiked annihilated turned off fouled up banjaxed hemmed in tied down placed a limit on came to a stop called it a day toned down bucked won against kept lid on kept within bounds protected against provided against rendered inoperative second-guessed fought off prevailed over acted in advance of brought to standstill resisted the temptation to kept control of closed down stood up for brought to a grinding halt shielded against fought shy of mothballed screwed up kept within limits threw cold water on reached a standstill kept on a string came to a halt withstood hauled up defended oneself against beat someone to the draw outwitted safeguarded against prepared for offsetted sat on gained control over wiggle-waggled jacked in said nothing trampled on dashed one's hope bilked beat somebody to it beat someone to the punch brought to naught quietened down come to a close had nothing to do with got in before setted limits on thrown cold water on not touched got there held at bay simmered down cramped one's style skirted round stemmed the flow beat someone to it kept at arm's length got in the way of not done gotten in the way of got a grip on marked off gained control of rendered null and void hung back headed off at pass imposed limits on reined back sat out refrained staved guarded against held over kept inside come to rest shilly-shallied stove passed up beat down talked out of broke broken gone went stuffed overthrown overthrew holp holpen letten leet knocking it off broke up broken up gotten in the way got in the way given over gave over forbore forborne drawn the line on drew the line on given the run around gave the run around done for did for got the better of gotten the better of got under control gotten under control drove underground beaten down driven underground drew to a halt drawn to a halt taken out of play took out of play forwent forgone came to an end acted like a wet blanket threw a spoke in the wheel of threw a spanner in the works thrown a spoke in the wheel of thrown a spanner in the works beaten someone to the draw beaten someone to it got ahead of stole a march on beaten somebody to it stolen a march on beaten someone to the punch gotten ahead of blown the whistle on blew the whistle on came to rest drawn to a close drew to a close came to a close drew to a stand drawn to a stand forswore forsworn did without done without gave up forsook forsaken given up swore off taken the cure taken the pledge avoided doing gave a wide berth to went on the wagon took the cure gone on the wagon took the pledge given a wide berth to sworn off cut back banned disallowed proscribed shut in excluded tempered put paid to damped down vetoed strangled chained put half nelson on embargoed criminalized made illegal criminalised impaired quieted bounden entangled upset put the stopper on put a lid on cut down put a limit on locked up calmed put at a disadvantage inconvenienced put away warned disadvantaged concealed weighed down leashed estopped corked up buttoned up deflated placed an embargo on garrotted muted depressed frightened submerged pocketed incommoded quelched cut discommoded stultified wrecked cornered deprecated modulated shortened interned hid entrammelled entrammeled scared off deprived quietened blackballed imprisoned disqualified kept in line nixed shrunk boycotted banished saddled with gaoled jailed declared illegal contracted put the chill on cooled down cooled off qualified kept secret dragged one's feet put in irons clipped someone's wings tethered put straitjacket on pinned down put a stopper in cut down on hit the brakes put a crimp in put chill on shut out of put a ceiling on put a lock on shut up put in nutshell put in chains dummied up put in an unfavourable position let down flaps put a restriction on placed at a disadvantage sapped devitalized weakened given a hard time gave a hard time disturbed affected intimidated daunted monitored adjusted docked marred influenced tampered confused conflicted troubled cautioned disheartened demoralized mitigated sank sunk sunken tranquilized rallied recovered inspected soothed lulled blunted overloaded discountenanced complicated puzzled unnerved managed lowered mystified confounded disfavoured disfavored indisposed truncated retrenched disciplined charged bothered oppressed straitjacketed disinclined bypassed nonplussed eased made anxious made nervous demoralised harshed excepted eliminated flummoxed gyved pinioned enfettered numbed cauterized blanketed benumbed enchained relieved monkeyed with hidden dehorted remonstrated exhorted expostulated pricked counseled counselled declared taboo debilitated ostracized reserved pigeonholed incarcerated pared down lopped abbreviated elided abridged chopped syncopated trimmed lopt made worried made difficult constipated condemned rattled cuffed clapt clapped secured chained up harnessed ensnared enmeshed netted captured said no messed up exiled ostracised lagged disconcerted cautioned against urged against persuaded against warned off snagged shrank shrunken blacked clipped cropped tightened up clipt minified slashed slimmed down downsized wronged clouded allayed clotted ditched cauterised juked crashed unsettled hung fire covered up reefed fought procrastinated tied one's hands entrapped forbid to guided directed impounded hogtied immured fenced in locked in shotgunned concussed necessitated closed in cooped up sidelined held captive dragged feet kept tight rein on hushed iced declined placed injunction on persuaded not to advised not to chickened out expostulated against leaned on placed an injunction on urged not to argued out of clapped in irons made it impossible for made it impracticable for made impossible rationed omitted treated harshly cracked down pulled back boxed up counted out prevented from making progress lost speed hold out on passed on restrained oneself kept a rein on made impracticable rolled back come down on tied someone's hands kept to oneself encircled deducted wound down cried out against kept within the limits of failed to disclose lost steam held on to refrained from prelimited modified passed by sacrificed told against zinged forefended gridlocked brought under control boiled down censured clammed up inclosed iced out treated unfairly declined to kept yourself gummed up kept from declared ineligible kept under one's hat curst narrowed steered clear kept under wraps cursed sent up treated unfavourably officially forbid withheld from dried up inflicted a handicap on restrained yourself enclosed got bogged down refused to give surrounded had on a tight leash held out illegalized stopped yourself re-collected gotten out of got out of shaken shook overrode overridden took wind out of taken wind out of foughten advised against forbidden to tongue-tied gave the thumbs down to given the red light to gave the red light to given the thumbs down to froze out frozen out thrown off threw off came down on anchored it officially forbidden held out on forewent foregone threw monkey wrench in thrown monkey wrench in thrown a monkey wrench into threw a monkey wrench into gave disadvantage given disadvantage took out taken out gotten to meat got to meat did a disservice to gave a disadvantage to given a disadvantage to done a disservice to thrown a wet blanket on threw a wet blanket on abstained from gone easy went easy

Verb

Past tense for to delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
enchanted captivated charmed bewitched fascinated enthralled beguiled allured mesmerised mesmerized spellbound entranced absorbed absorpt gripped enraptured hypnotised hypnotized enticed riveted rivetted delighted engrossed pleased drew drawn magnetised magnetized ravished thrilled wiled diverted grabbed transfixed dazzled bedazzled gratified wowed witched ensnared enamoured killed enamored raptured slew slayed slain delectated owned own turned on tickled pink bowled over caught up made happy carried away knocked dead swept off feet made a hit with got under someone's skin engaged held involved occupied interested intrigued attracted caught preoccupied held spellbound immersed busied bemused enwrapped holden captured monopolized transported compelled monopolised overwhelmed entertained amused won gained seized excited enslaved subdued lured hooked knocked out distracted invited put under a spell fixed fixt engulfed fixated filled held in awe amazed bewildered astounded tantalized tempted maintained kept dumbfounded ensorcelled infatuated confused staggered aroused fired interested greatly piqued animated overpowered provoked kindled tantalised stirred seduced titillated stimulated appealed gladdened intoxicated impressed won over subjugated subjected swept off your feet affected influenced pulled inspired enveloped moved obsessed held the attention of struck cornered held on to soaked held your attention become lost assimilated grabbed the attention of tied up upped on kept alive held one's attention consumed hogged applied kept up appealed to stricken taken up became lost sewed up took up sewn up swept off one's feet sent tickled wooed tickle to death satisfied hit the spot cheered vamped tickled someone's fancy taken took caught the eye of rapped exhilarated contented elated overjoyed pleasured roused rejoiced put horns on cast a spell on fulfilled grooved arrided put under magic spell put the whammy on roped in turned someone on pleased greatly courted tickled to death floated someone's boat pulled in brought in overcome inflamed tranced stunned elevated controlled bedevilled voodooed tricked bedeviled blew away blown away sparked sent into raptures filled with delight solaced humoured indulged humored uplifted heartened whetted teased wakened enlivened regaled warmed turned one on suited gladded jubilated exulted gloried scored stirred up beckoned inveigled brightened up cheered up given a buzz gave a buzz obtained got secured buoyed up brought joy to made content bucked up gave someone a kick given someone a kick got someone going lit someone's fire prompted induced made someone feel good agreed with tickled the fancy of rooted to the spot made an impression on sucked in turned one's head freaked out brought around picked up went over big warmed the cockles of the heart come on to called forth brought forth made a hit with someone elicited whetted the appetite of caught hold of persuaded gone over big overcame forspoken forspoke gave someone a charge given someone a charge gotten gat argued into gave joy to given great pleasure to gave great pleasure to given joy to gotten going given someone a thrill gave someone a thrill done it for someone got going did it for someone came on to drawn one's attention drew one's attention gave someone pleasure gave a lift given someone pleasure given a lift given pleasure to gave pleasure to got one's kicks gotten one's kicks

Verb

Past tense for to accuse, arrest, try for a criminal act
had up arraigned charged prosecuted took to court taken to court tried let have it put on trial for cited impeached summonsed defamed inculpated indicted criminated incriminated charged with indicted for arraigned for named imputed censured impeached for brought charges prosecuted for recriminated for laid at door framed taxed filed claim brought to trial for faulted censured with taxed with denunciated lodged complaint slandered betrayed sued recriminated served summons slurred complained denounced alleged blamed laid charges against branded summoned incriminated for hung something on filed charges against attributed reproached accused apprehended libeled made accusations about laid blame on held accountable pointed finger at pointed the finger libelled preferred charges against implicated attacked fingered blown the whistle took to court for taken to court for blew the whistle pointed the finger at set up involved condemned impugned ratted on informed against stigmatized grassed on stigmatised entrapped put on trial accused of pinned on fitted up blackened the name of reproved pinned the blame on exposed sticked the blame on held responsible called to account laid the blame on pointed a finger at laid at one's door admonished criticized rebuked reprimanded reported embroiled criticised connected informed on brought charges against cast aspersions on split on associated brought to trial had the law on dobbed in assigned guilt to pointed to stitched up confronted curst cursed shopped convicted vituperated castigated presented discredited disparaged reprobated reprehended compromised laid saddled rapped brought a charge against brought a case against did done told on tattled on pegged held liable faced with charges dropped somebody in it held at fault scapegoated squealed on peached on delated on laid at your door placed the blame on assigned fault to held someone responsible held someone answerable assigned liability to served with a summons entangled ensnared enmeshed considered guilty of found guilty of passed the buck implicated in stuck on tried for imputed blame to held answerable for made a charge against mired brought in brought before the court linked meant brought an action against held accountable for tangled condemned for pinned it on held responsible for blown the whistle on blamed for laid a guilt trip on concerned laid a bad trip on attributed liability to laid the blame on someone for blew the whistle on meaned singled out dragged into court affected related made a complaint against hung on included given away gave away taken to task took to task whistle-blew whistle-blown attributed to

Antonym of arrested

arrested Idiom, Proverb

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