Seizable



verb (used with object), seized, seizing.
1.
to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp:
to seize a weapon.
2.
to grasp mentally; understand clearly and completely:
to seize an idea.
3.
to take possession of by force or at will:
to seize enemy ships.
4.
to take possession or control of as if by suddenly laying hold:
Panic seized the crowd.
5.
to take possession of by legal authority; confiscate:
to seize smuggled goods.
6.
Also, seise. Law. to put (someone) in seizin or legal possession of property (usually used in passive constructions):
She was seized of vast estates.
7.
to capture; take into custody.
8.
to take advantage of promptly:
to seize an opportunity.
9.
Nautical. to bind or fasten together with a seizing.
verb (used without object), seized, seizing.
10.
to grab or take hold suddenly or forcibly (usually followed by on or upon):
to seize on a rope.
11.
to resort to a method, plan, etc., in desperation (usually followed by on or upon):
He must seize on a solution, however risky.
12.
to have moving parts bind and stop moving as a result of excessive pressure, temperature, or friction (usually followed by up):
The engine seized up from cold.
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) foll by on. to take hold of quickly; grab: she seized her hat and ran for the bus
2.
sometimes foll by on or upon. to grasp mentally, esp rapidly: she immediately seized his idea
3.
to take mental possession of: alarm seized the crowd
4.
to take possession of rapidly and forcibly: the thief seized the woman’s purse
5.
to take legal possession of; take into custody
6.
to take by force or capture: the army seized the undefended town
7.
to take immediate advantage of: to seize an opportunity
8.
(nautical) to bind (two ropes together or a piece of gear to a rope) See also serve (sense 19)
9.
(intransitive) often foll by up. (of mechanical parts) to become jammed, esp because of excessive heat
10.
(passive) usually foll by of. to be apprised of; conversant with
11.
the usual US spelling of seise

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