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seize

Definition of seize

Pronunciation

Homophones

  • seas
  • sees

Verb

to seize (third-person singular simple present seizes, present participle seizing, simple past and past participle seized)

  1. (transitive) To deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture.
  2. (transitive) To take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance).
  3. (intransitive) To have a seizure.
  4. (intransitive) To bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up.

    Rust caused the engine to seize, never to run again.

Derived terms

  • be seized of, be seized with
  • seize the day
  • seize on, seize upon
  • seize up
  • seizer

Related terms

  • seizure

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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