seize

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seize /ˈsiːz/ verb
seizes; seized; seizing
seize
/ˈsiːz/
verb
seizes; seized; seizing
Learner's definition of SEIZE
[+ object]
: to use legal or official power to take (something)
: to get or take (something) in a forceful, sudden, or violent way
: to attack and take control of (a place) by force or violence
: to forcefully take and hold (someone or something) with your hand or arms : grab
: to take (someone) as a prisoner
: to take or use (something, such as a chance or opportunity) in a quick and eager way
: to begin to affect (someone) suddenly
: to have a powerful effect on (someone)

seize on/upon

[phrasal verb]
seize on/upon (something)
: to take or use (something, such as a chance or opportunity) in a quick and eager way

seize up

[phrasal verb]
: to stop working because the moving parts can no longer move sometimes used figuratively
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