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Translation of "seize" - English-Spanish dictionary

seize

verb   /siːz/ ( present participle seizing, past tense and past participle seized)
to take hold of something quickly and firmly agarrar, asir She seized my arm and pulled me towards her.
seize a chance/opportunity
to do something quickly in order to use an opportunity atrapar una oportunidad You need to seize every opportunity.
(Definition of seize from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

seize

verb /siːz/
to take or grasp suddenly, especially by force asir, agarrar, coger 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 incautar, embargar The police seized the stolen property.
seizure /-ʒə/ noun
the act of seizing incautación, embargo the seizure of property.
seize on phrasal verb
to accept with enthusiasm aceptar con entusiasmo I suggested a cycling holiday, and he seized on the idea.
seize up phrasal verb
(of machinery etc) to get stuck and stop working agarrotarse, paralizarse The car seized up yesterday.
seize is spelt with -ei- (not -ie-).
(Definition of seize from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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