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Meaning of seize

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: 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}, {prehend}, {clutch}]
      2: take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the
         politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian
      3: 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"
         [syn: {appropriate}, {capture}, {seize}, {conquer}]
      4: 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" [syn: {impound}, {attach}, {sequester},
         {confiscate}, {seize}]
      5: 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" [syn: {assume}, {usurp}, {seize}, {take
         over}, {arrogate}]
      6: hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
      7: affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized
         with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful
         disease" [syn: {seize}, {clutch}, {get hold of}]
      8: capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will
         grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination" [syn: {grab},

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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