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To take hold off suddenly or forcibly
“The telephone rang and Sarah leaped to the kitchen, brush in one hand, to seize it before Dora woke.”
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To grip something, especially tightly or with force
“Nausea swims through my gut, but I kneel in front of her and seize her hand, which I'm surprised to find is the exact same size as mine.”
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To take forcible possession of land or territory
“He could not seize Rome and secure his logistic base.”
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To appropriate or confiscate something
“They have asked the French to search his home, seize his laptop, and send to Switzerland all of his archives.”
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To kidnap or abduct someone against their will
“He may scheme to seize his victim at a time when he is unlikely to be caught in the act.”
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To arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
“Do not seize the suspect until he surrenders or is forcibly subdued.”
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To understand, realize or comprehend something
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“It is strange, dear Hilda, how an innocent, delicate, white soul, like yours, has been able to seize the subtle mystery of this portrait.”
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To take, pull or remove by force
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To obtain or attain successfully
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To confront through the use of military force
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To act on an opportunity
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To take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
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To perform an act that ensures success or victory
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To get or hold the attention of
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To accept something willingly or gladly
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To embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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To become, or cause to become, immobile or inoperable
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To stop operating or functioning
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To achieve or complete successfully
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To remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Despoil
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To overwhelm with emotion
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Attack, terrorize
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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Try, sample
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To force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape
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To issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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The act of catching an object in motion
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