seize in Chinese
[ si:z ] Pronunciation:How to pronounce "seize"Use "seize" in a sentence
- The police seized various books and tapes .
- He was seized with a sudden idea to do sth.
- The escaped convict was seized outside the city .
- My joints seize up in the cold weather .
- She was seized with insane jealousy .
- We were seized by a sudden impulse to run .
- They seized the opportunity, and fled .
- Then a great wave seized upon him .
- He was seized with a sudden desire to do sth.
- He wanted to seize the baby and throttle it .
- capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
- affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
Synonyms: clutch, get hold of,
- 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"
Synonyms: prehend, clutch,
- take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
- hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
- 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"
Synonyms: appropriate, capture, conquer,
- 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"
Synonyms: impound, attach, sequester, confiscate,
- 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"
Synonyms: assume, usurp, take over, arrogate,