Definition of seize:
- To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.
- To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
- To fasten; to fix.
- To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
- To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
- To take possession of by force.
- To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
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- "The Chevalier d'Auriac", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
When I came to the surface I struck out for him and tried to seize him from behind, but before I could do so he put his arms round my neck like- like-" " Like as if it was Emma's," suggested the voice by the door.- "Short Cruises", W.W. Jacobs.
At length, however, the soldiers gained the summit of the hill, and were about to seize the fugitive, when the elephant rushed amongst them with the utmost fury, trampled some to death, dashed others to the ground with her trunk, and put the rest to flight.- "Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom", Samuel Griswold Goodrich.