English definition of “seize”
/siːz/ verb [T]
HOLD › to take hold of something quickly and firmly: She seized my arm and pulled me towards her.
OPPORTUNITY › to do something quickly when you have the opportunity: You need to seize every opportunity.
PLACE › to take control of a place suddenly by using military force: Troops seized control in the early hours of the morning.
DRUGS ETC › to take away something that is illegal, for example drugs: Officials seized 2.7 tons of cocaine from the ship.