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They were quickly seized by student protesters anxious to distance themselves from the act. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The problem is that the past insists on seizing hold of the present. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We knew we had to seize the opportunity to make that genre our own. The Sun (2014)The invention of photography was also quickly seized on as proof of the supernatural world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fish had apparently seized hold as the calf was drinking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This government must seize its opportunity and forge ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a chance for them to seize the opportunity and they did that. The Sun (2012)Criminals who owe millions of pounds in legal aid face having their cars and assets seized under government plans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Government must seize the initiative now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it was quickly seized on by 1D fans. The Sun (2015)It may be necessary to seize power by force, but only when such seizure already has mass approval. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)The oilfield provided roughly half of Khartoum's oil until the troops seized control. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Security forces seized explosives, weapons and tapes of religious sermons, the official added. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: seize /siːz/ VERB
If you seize something, you take hold of it quickly and firmly.
He seized my arm.
- American English: seize
- Arabic: يَقْبِضُ عَلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: apoderar-se
- Chinese: 查获
- Croatian: uhvatiti
- Czech: popadnout
- Danish: gribe
- Dutch: in beslag nemen
- European Spanish: agarrar
- Finnish: tarttua
- French: saisir
- German: ergreifen
- Greek: τσακώνω
- Italian: afferrare
- Japanese: ぐいとつかむ
- Korean: 잡다
- Norwegian: beslaglegge
- Polish: chwycić
- European Portuguese: apoderar-se
- Romanian: a apuca
- Russian: схватить
- Latin American Spanish: agarrar aprehender
- Swedish: gripa
- Thai: ฉกฉวย
- Turkish: yakalamak
- Ukrainian: хапати
- Vietnamese: nắm lấy
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