Meaning of “seize on/upon something” in the English Dictionary

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"seize on/upon something" in American English

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seize on/upon something

phrasal verb with seize us /siz/ verb [ T ]

to use or bring attention to something for your advantage:

Immigration issues have been seized on by conservative politicians.

(Definition of “seize on/upon something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)