v. t.1.To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
[imp. & p. p. Seized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seizing.]
For by no means the high bank he could seize.
- Spenser.
2.To take possession of by force.
3.To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
Hope and deubt alternate seize her seul.
- Pope.
4.(law) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
5.To fasten; to fix.
6.To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
7.(Naut.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.
To be seized of
to have possession, or right of possession; as, A B was seized and possessed of the manor of Dale.
To seize on
to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession of suddenly and forcibly.
- Chapman.
Verb1.seize - take hold of; grab; "The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
Synonyms: clutch, prehend
2.seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
3.seize - take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
4.seize - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
5.seize - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
6.seize - hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
7.seize - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
Synonyms: clutch, get hold of
8.seize - capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
Synonyms: grab
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