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seize

verb /siːz/
to take or grasp suddenly, especially by force
saisir
She seized the gun from him He seized her by the arm He seized the opportunity of leaving.
to take, especially by force or by law
saisir
The police seized the stolen property.
seizure /-ʒə/ noun the act of seizing
saisie
the seizure of property.
seize on to accept with enthusiasm
sauter sur
I suggested a cycling holiday, and he seized on the idea.
seize up (of machinery etc) to get stuck and stop working
(se) bloquer
The car seized up yesterday.
seize is spelt with -ei- (not -ie-).
(Definition of seize from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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