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seize

 
Verb seize has 8 senses
  1. seize, prehend, clutch - 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"
    --1 is one way to take, get hold of
    Derived form: noun seizing2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
    --2 is one way to
    take, get hold of
    Derived forms: noun seizure3, noun seizer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. appropriate, capture, seize, conquer - 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"
    --3 is one way to assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate
    Derived form: noun seizure2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  4. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, 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"
    --4 is one way to take
    Derived form: noun seizure4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate - 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"
    --5 is one way to take
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. seize - hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
    --6 is one way to
    hook
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. seize, clutch, get hold of - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    --7 is one way to overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  8. grab, seize - capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
    --8 is one way to intrigue, fascinate
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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