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  • seize — W3 [si:z] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: saisir to take possession of , from Medieval Latin sacire] 1.) to take hold of something suddenly and violently = ↑grab ▪ Suddenly he seized my hand. seize sth from sb ▪ Maggie sei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seize — verb 1 take hold of sb/sth suddenly and firmly ADVERB ▪ immediately, suddenly ▪ He was immediately seized and thrown into prison. PREPOSITION ▪ by ▪ She sei …   Collocations dictionary

  • seize on something — ˈseize on/upon sth derived to suddenly show a lot of interest in sth, especially because you can use it to your advantage Syn: pounce on/upon • The rumours were eagerly seized upon by the local press. • Peter seized on her last comment …   Useful english dictionary

  • seize upon something — ˈseize on/upon sth derived to suddenly show a lot of interest in sth, especially because you can use it to your advantage Syn: pounce on/upon • The rumours were eagerly seized upon by the local press. • Peter seized on her last comment …   Useful english dictionary

  • seize — [siːz] verb [T] 1) to suddenly and firmly hold someone or something ‘Listen, he said, seizing my wrist.[/ex] Before he could run away, she seized him by the collar.[/ex] 2) to take something using official power or force Syn: confiscate Customs… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˈseize on sth — phrasal verb to use something in an enthusiastic way in order to gain an advantage Companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by new technology.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˈseize uˌpon sth — phrasal verb to use something in an enthusiastic way in order to gain an advantage Companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by new technology.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • seismology — noun (U) the scientific study of earthquakes seismologist noun (C) seize /si:z/ verb 1 (T) to take hold of something suddenly and violently: He seized my hand and dragged me away from the window. | seize sth from sb: Maggie seized the letter from …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rebel — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ anti government ▪ leftist (esp. AmE), left wing, right wing ▪ separatist ▪ Communist, Maoist …   Collocations dictionary

  • hand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ beautiful, delicate, long fingered, pretty, slender ▪ mani …   Collocations dictionary

  • officer — noun 1 in the army, navy, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ air force, army, military, naval ▪ commanding, high ranking, ranking, senior, superior …   Collocations dictionary


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