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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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