Translation of "seize" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /siːz/ us /siːz/

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

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

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.

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.

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。

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