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seize up

phrasal verb with seize uk   us   /siːz/ verb
to ​stop being ​able to ​move or ​work in the ​normal way: The ​washingmachinetotallyseized up on ​Thursday. The ​traffic had ​seized up for ​miles because of the ​roadworks.
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