seize [ sēz ]


1 [ trans. ] take hold of suddenly and forcibly.

° capture (a place) using force.
° assume (power or control) by force.
° take possession of something.
° (of a feeling or pain) affect (someone) suddenly or acutely.

2 [ intrans. ] (of a machine with moving parts or a moving part in a machine) become stuck or jammed.

3 fasten or attach (someone or something) to something by binding with turns of rope.

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