Translation of "seize" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

seize

verb uk us /siːz/

[ T ] to take something quickly and keep or hold it

抓住;夺过
I seized his arm and made him turn to look at me. 我抓住他的胳膊,让他转身看着我。
He seized the chance/opportunity of a free flight with both hands (= with eagerness or enthusiasm). 他急切地抓住机会搭乘免费航班。

[ T ] to take using sudden force

夺取;攫取;抓获
The rebels have seized ten soldiers to use as hostages. 叛乱者俘获了10名士兵作为人质。
Political instability helped the army to seize power. 政治动荡使军队攫取了权力。
Troops yesterday seized control of the broadcasting station. 昨天部队夺取了广播电台的控制权。

[ T ] If the police or other officials seize something, they take possession of it with legal authority

没收;查获
Customs officers at Heathrow have seized 60 kilos of heroin. 希思罗机场的海关官员查获了60公斤海洛因。

[ usually passive ] If a strong emotion or pain seizes you, you feel it suddenly

(强烈情感或剧痛)突然侵袭
I was suddenly seized by/with a feeling of great insecurity and loneliness. 我突然感到很不安全,很孤独。

(Translation of “seize” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)