Significado de “seizure” - Diccionario inglés

seizure en inglés británico

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seizurenoun

uk /ˈsiː.ʒər/ us /ˈsiː.ʒɚ/

seizure noun (MEDICAL)

[ C ] a very sudden attack of an illness in which someone becomes unconscious or develops violent movements:

an epileptic seizure

[ C ] old use a sudden failure of the heart:

His aunt died of a seizure.
figurative humorous When I told her how much it cost she nearly had a seizure (= she was very shocked).

(Definición de seizure de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

seizure en inglés americano

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seizurenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsi·ʒər/

the act of taking hold or possession of something:

[ U ] Violators of the fishing regulations face seizure of the boat's catch.

A seizure is also a medical condition that can cause you to lose control of your muscles and, often, cause you to become unconscious:

[ C ] The cat suffered several seizures after eating some poison.

(Definición de seizure de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

seizure en inglés de negocios

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seizurenoun

uk /ˈsiːʒər/ us LAW

[ C or U ] the act of taking possession of property or assets because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money:

the seizure of sth More severe penalties, including the seizure of assets will be introduced for the non-payment of taxes.
In 2005, there were about 70 seizures of goods worth $20.6 million.

[ C ] property or assets that are taken away because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money:

Border seizures were worth $538.8 million in 2010.

(Definición de seizure de Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)