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Translation of "seize" - English-French dictionary

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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