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Translation of "seize" - English-German dictionary

seize

verb /siːz/
to take or grasp suddenly, especially by force ergreifen 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 beschlagnahmen The police seized the stolen property.
seizure /-ʒə/ noun
the act of seizing die Beschlagnahme the seizure of property.
seize on
to accept with enthusiasm begeistert aufgreifen I suggested a cycling holiday, and he seized on the idea.
seize up
(of machinery etc) to get stuck and stop working sich festfahren The car seized up yesterday.
seize is spelt with -ei- (not -ie-).
(Definition of seize from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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