Translation of "seize" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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seizeverb

uk /siːz/ us /siːz/

B2 [ T ] to take something quickly and keep or hold it

抓住;奪過
I seized his arm and made him turn to look at me. 我抓住他的手臂,使他轉身看著我。
He seized the chance/opportunity of a free flight with both hands (= with eagerness or enthusiasm). 他急切地緊抓住搭乘免費航班的機會。

C2 [ T ] to take using sudden force

奪取;攫取;抓獲
The rebels have seized ten soldiers to use as hostages. 叛亂者俘獲了十名士兵作爲人質。
Political instability helped the army to seize power. 政治動盪使軍隊攫取了權力。
Troops yesterday seized control of the broadcasting station. 昨天部隊奪取了廣播電台的控制權。

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

沒收;查獲
Customs officers at Heathrow have seized 60 kilos of heroin. 希思洛機場的海關官員查獲了60公斤海洛因。

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

(強烈情感或劇痛)突然侵襲
I was suddenly seized by/with a feeling of great insecurity and loneliness. 我突然感到很沒有安全感,很孤獨。

More examples

  • She seized the gun and ran at him.
  • Seizing the book in both hands, she threw it across the room.
  • Heroin worth about $5 million was seized.
  • The soldiers fell on the villagers and seized all their weapons.
  • The terrorists have seized 20 hostages and are threatening to kill one a day unless their demands are met.

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