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Catching or apprehending someone
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“The telephone rang and Sarah leaped to the kitchen, brush in one hand, to seize it before Dora woke.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to take forcible possession of land or territory
“He could not seize Rome and secure his logistic base.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to take, pull or remove by force
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Present participle for to obtain or attain successfully
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Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
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Present participle for to act on an opportunity
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Present participle for to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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Present participle for to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Present participle for to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
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Present participle for to perform an act that ensures success or victory
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Present participle for to stop working
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Present participle for to get or hold the attention of
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Present participle for to accept something willingly or gladly
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Present participle for to become, or cause to become, immobile or inoperable
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Present participle for to remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Present participle for despoil
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Present participle for to overwhelm with emotion
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Present participle for give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Present participle for tear
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Present participle for attack, terrorize
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Present participle for to spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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Present participle for try, sample
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Present participle for to be, or cause to be, significantly overcome with an emotion
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Present participle for hold close, cling to
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Present participle for to force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Seizing something
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Victory gained through combat
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The action of capturing or of being captured
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Adjective
Maintaining
“The Pre-Crime Unit may, in fact, be seizing and incarcerating those who were never going to commit any offenses.”
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