meaning of arresting

arresting meaning in General Dictionary

Striking attracting interest impressive

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  • commanding interest
  • of Arrest
  • Striking; attracting attention; impressive.

arresting meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "activity of stopping" somebody or something like that, verbal noun from arrest (v.).

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  • "striking, that captures the imagination," 1792, present participle adjective from arrest (v.).

arresting meaning in Sports Dictionary

preventing a slide down a steep slope by using the skiing poles as a brake. Using the fingers from the ski straps and holding the poles across the chest while forcing the bottom two ins of this sticks to the snow. This causes the upper bodyweight bearing upon the poles. Though it might not entirely stop the descent, it's going to undoubtedly slow it straight down. (sport: Skiing - Nordic snowboarding)

arresting meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Arrest

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  • (a.) hitting; attracting interest; impressive.

Sentence Examples with the word arresting

He quelled the attempted revolution in 1848 without bloodshed by arresting all the conspirators and expelling them from the country.

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