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  • v  take hold of; grab
    The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
    The mother seized her child by the arm
    Birds of prey often seize small mammals
  • v  take or capture by force
    The terrorists seized the politicians
    The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages
  • v  take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    The army seized the town
  • v  take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    The FBI seized the drugs
  • v  seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • v  hook by a pull on the line
  • v  affect
    Fear seized the prisoners
    The patient was seized with unbearable pains
    He was seized with a dreadful disease
  • v  capture the attention or imagination of
    The movie seized my imagination

  • The timing chains broke, the aluminum heads warped like mad, the main bearings would seize and the water pump would poop the bed ka-POW! Oh, that piston through the bonnet, that .
  • When police tried to seize an African at the gate to the compound, there was a scuffle and the crowd advanced toward the fence.
  • The Chechens who dared seize a theater in Russia's capital are put down, but their cause is on center stage.
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  • Benjamin Netanyahu in TIME
    I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he's willing to take risks for peace...... Now more than ever I think is the time for us to seize on that vision. And I think that Prime Minister Netanyahu is prepared to do so...... We... Barack Obama Ha'aretz Jul 8, 2010 87572 117045 seize I think we should seize the moment ...... when we have the ability to negotiate a peace," Netanyahu said.
  • Glenn Miller in Nassau Guardian
    Our teams are down there trying to seize him,he said. "He's not in custody as yet, but we're following several leads and we're working with the Abaco community to try and find him. Hopefully we should find him."

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