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English definition of “seize on/upon sth”

seize on/upon sth

phrasal verb with seize     /siːz/ verb
to use, accept, or take advantage of something quickly or enthusiastically: The story was seized on by the tabloid press, who printed it under huge headlines.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
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