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Definitions of seize:
  • verb:   affect
    Example: "Fear seized the prisoners"
  • verb:   take hold of; grab
    Example: "The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter"
  • verb:   take or capture by force
    Example: "The terrorists seized the politicians"
  • verb:   hook by a pull on the line
  • verb:   capture the attention or imagination of
    Example: "The movie seized my imagination"
  • verb:   take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    Example: "The invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"
  • verb:   seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    Example: "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
  • verb:   take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    Example: "The FBI seized the drugs"

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