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seize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seize  \Seize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Seized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Seizing}.]  [OE.  seisen,  saisen,  OF  seisir,  saisir,  F. 
  saisir,  of  Teutonic  origin,  and  akin  to  E.  set  The  meaning 
  is  properly,  to  set  put  place  hence  to  put  in  possession 
  of  See  {Set},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  fall  or  rush  upon  suddenly  and  lay  hold  of  to  gripe  or 
  grasp  suddenly;  to  reach  and  grasp. 
 
  For  by  no  means  the  high  bank  he  could  seize. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Seek  you  to  seize  and  gripe  into  your  hands  The 
  royalties  and  rights  of  banished  Hereford?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  seize 
  v  1:  take  hold  of  also  metaphorically:  "Fear  seized  the 
  prisoners"  [syn:  {prehend},  {clutch}] 
  2:  take  by  force;  "The  enemy  seized  the  city" 
  3:  take  possession  of  without  permission  [syn:  {appropriate},  {take 
  over}] 
  4:  take  by  legal  authority  [syn:  {impound},  {attach},  {sequester}, 
  {confiscate}] 
  5:  take  after  a  conquest  or  invasion;  as  of  land  [syn:  {capture}, 
  {take  over},  {conquer}] 
  6:  capture  the  attention  of  "This  story  will  grab  you"  [syn:  {grab}] 




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