Translation of "seize" - English-French dictionary


verb /siːz/

to take or grasp suddenly, especially by force

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

The police seized the stolen property.
seizure /-ʒə/ noun

the act of seizing

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-).

(Translation of “seize” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)