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Translation of "seize" - English-Spanish dictionary

seize

verb /siːz/
to take or grasp suddenly, especially by force
asir, agarrar, coger
She seized the gun from him He seized her by the arm He seized the opportunity of leaving.
to take, especially by force or by law
incautar, embargar
The police seized the stolen property.
seizure /-ʒə/ noun the act of seizing
incautación, embargo
the seizure of property.
seize on phrasal verb to accept with enthusiasm
aceptar con entusiasmo
I suggested a cycling holiday, and he seized on the idea.
seize up phrasal verb (of machinery etc) to get stuck and stop working
agarrotarse, paralizarse
The car seized up yesterday.
seize is spelt with -ei- (not -ie-).
(Definition of seize from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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