seize

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  • They seized most of the country but failed to take the capital.
  • They returned almost none of the French territory seized during the war.
  • There one city closed its gates to him and in another he was seized.
  • Another seized his unit's standard and threw it among the enemy.
  • Over the next century, the British seized the island several times.
  • They formed an alliance with England and seized town after town in France.
  • His financial assets were seized, and he died a broken man within a year.
  • Compensation for seized property would be low, if any was given at all.
  • Officials seized several, but released them after a few days.
  • If more than five plants are seized, the police may also seek prosecution.
  • He seized the opportunity to carry through political reforms leading to a more democratic rule.
  • House notes that Jack seizes every time they try to look at something.
  • The French ships were then seized by the Spanish forces and put into service against France.
  • He then seizes the opportunity to make "his presence felt in her life".
  • To obtain money he seized church lands and property, and used the funds to pay his soldiers.
  • They managed to seize the radio station but not much else.
  • She is told she went round the corner, and seizes a woman.
  • A head of state may seize power by force or revolution.
  • I must be out and away when the mood seizes me night or day. Cited from Alabaster Box, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • Russia seized the island from the Japanese near the end of World War II.
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Words starting with seize

Meaning of seize

  • 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
  • verb Take or capture by force
    The terrorists seized the politicians, The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages
  • verb Hook by a pull on the line
    strike a fish
  • verb Affect
    Fear seized the prisoners, The patient was seized with unbearable pains, He was seized with a dreadful disease