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seizing (verb)

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  • seize — [c]/siz / (say seez) verb (seized, seizing) –verb (t) 1. to lay hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp: to seize a weapon. 2. to grasp with the mind: to seize an idea. 3. to take possession of by force or at will: to seize enemy ships. 4. to take… …  

  • seize — verb (seized; seizing) Etymology: Middle English saisen, from Anglo French seisir, from Medieval Latin sacire, of Germanic origin; perhaps akin to Old High German sezzen to set more at set Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. (usually seise)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tonging — verb a) The action of seizing, grabbing, holding, or manipulating a given object with tongs. b) The action of seizing an object with tongs for the purpose of pictorially documenting the event …   Wiktionary

  • seize on — verb adopt take up new ideas • Syn: ↑take up, ↑latch on, ↑fasten on, ↑hook on • Hypernyms: ↑espouse, ↑embrace, ↑adopt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prehend — verb take hold of; grab The sales clerk 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 • Syn: ↑seize, ↑clutch …   Useful english dictionary

  • garnish — verb 1》 decorate or embellish (something, especially food). 2》 Law serve notice on (a third party) for the purpose of legally seizing money belonging to a debtor or defendant.     ↘seize (money, especially part of a person s salary) to settle a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • snatch — verb seize quickly and deftly. ↘informal steal or kidnap by seizing suddenly. ↘quickly secure or obtain. noun 1》 an act of snatching. 2》 a fragment of music or talk. 3》 Weightlifting the rapid raising of a weight from the floor to above the head… …   English new terms dictionary

  • catch — I. verb (caught; catching) Etymology: Middle English cacchen, from Anglo French cacher, chacher, chacer to hunt, from Vulgar Latin *captiare, alteration of Latin captare to chase, frequentative of capere to take more at heave Date: 13th century… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seize — [[t]si͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ seizes, seizing, seized 1) VERB If you seize something, you take hold of it quickly, firmly, and forcefully. [V n] Leigh, he said seizing my arm to hold me back. [V n] ...an otter seizing a fish. 2) VERB When a group of people… …   English dictionary

  • grasp — I. verb Etymology: Middle English graspen Date: 14th century intransitive verb to make the motion of seizing ; clutch transitive verb 1. to take or seize eagerly 2. to clasp or embrace especially with the fingers or arms 3. to lay hold of with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grasp — /græsp / (say grasp), /grasp / (say grahsp) verb (t) 1. to seize and hold by or as by clasping with the fingers. 2. to seize upon; hold firmly. 3. to lay hold of with the mind; comprehend; understand. –verb (i) 4. to make the motion of seizing;… …  

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