seize

Definitions:

  • To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab.
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  • To take by force; capture or conquer.
  • To take quick and forcible possession of; confiscate.
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  • To focus the attention or intellect on.
  • To make use of (an opportunity, for example).
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  • To have a sudden overwhelming effect on.
  • To overwhelm physically.
  • To cause (someone) to be in possession of something.
  • To bind (a rope) to another, or to a spar, with turns of small line.
  • To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
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  • To cohere or fuse with another part as a result of high pressure or temperature and restrict or prevent further motion or flow.
  • To come to a halt.
  • To exhibit signs of seizure activity, often with convulsions.
  • To focus one's attention or intellect on.
  • To put in possession; make possessed; possess: commonly with <em>of</em> before the thing possessed: as, A. B. was <em>seized</em> and possessed <em>of</em> the manor; to <em>seize</em> one's self <em>of</em> an inheritance.
  • To take possession of
  • By virtue of a warrant or legal authority: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="seize">seize</internalXref> smuggled goods; to <em>seize</em> a ship after libeling.
  • By force, with or without right.
  • To lay sudden or forcible hold of; grasp; clutch: either literally or figuratively.
  • To come upon with sudden attack; have a sudden and powerful effect upon: as, a panic <em>seized</em> the crowd; a fever <em>seized</em> him.
  • To fasten; fix.
  • <em>Nautical</em>, to bind, lash, or make fast, as one thing to another, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line; stop: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="seize">seize</internalXref> two fish-hooks back to back; to <em>seize</em> or stop one rope on to another.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> and To snatch, catch, capture, apprehend, arrest, take, attach.
  • To lay hold in seizure, as by hands or claws: with <em>on</em> or <em>upon.</em>
  • In <em>metallurgy</em>, to cohere.
  • To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
  • To take possession of by force.
  • To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly.
  • To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority.
  • To fasten; to fix.
  • To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly.
  • To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline.
  • to have possession, or right of possession
  • to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession of suddenly and forcibly.
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  • to deliberately take hold of; to <xref>grab</xref> or <xref>capture</xref>
  • to take advantage of (an <xref>opportunity</xref> or <xref>circumstance</xref>)
  • to take possession of (by force, law etc.)
  • to have a sudden and powerful effect upon
  • to <xref>bind</xref>, <xref>lash</xref> or make <xref>fast</xref>, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line
  • to <xref>fasten</xref>, <xref>fix</xref>
  • to lay hold in <xref>seizure</xref>, by hands or claws (+ <xref>on</xref> or <xref>upon</xref>)
  • to have a <xref>seizure</xref>
  • to <xref>bind</xref> or <xref>lock</xref> in position <xref>immovably</xref>; see also <xref>seize up</xref>
  • take hold of; grab
  • take or capture by force
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