verb (used with object), seized, seiz·ing.
verb (used without object), seized, seiz·ing.
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Others may seize on a crisis, innovating quickly and successfully under pressure in ways that propel growth over the long term.
It’s on Page 24 that Winspear tells us about the lifelong fears that first seized her in childhood.The inspiration for Maisie Dobbs? Jacqueline Winspear’s memoir offers charming clues|Zofia Smardz|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
At one point, he seized on the water leak in Atlanta as evidence of something sinister.‘We will not allow anyone to stop us’: Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on|Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles, Michelle Lee|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
On the first run, 1717B seized and spun and put the blocks in the wrong spot.This AI whiz could be the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, but first she has to navigate being 18|Taylor Telford|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
That means the next mayor could be someone who seizes a relatively small percentage of the vote.‘Every Candidate Is Different and So Complex’: Voices of the Voters in Oceanside|Kayla Jimenez|November 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Historically, conquering armies have seized inhabitants of conquered areas and enslaved them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
MIAMI — Fidel Castro seized power in January 1959 after waging a guerilla war against then-dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Authorities have seized more than $250 million in assets from businesses across Rome.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We already have results: we destroyed many vehicles, military convoys, seized many trophies.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They seized key government buildings and forced the resignation of then Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa.
But Sal Kavannah seized him by the hand and dragged him forward.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
The non-importation act being still in force, these goods were seized as forfeited to the Government.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
Bill seized him by the collar and said: "You want 'o fight?"The Eagle's Heart|Hamlin Garland
He was suffered to get as far as the second thwart, or past most of the conspirators, when his legs were seized from behind.
As he watched the front of the truck, Jake, who stood a few feet to one side, leaned out and seized his shoulder.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss