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seize 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/sēz/,
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seized, past participle; seized, past tense; seizes, 3rd person singular present; seizing, present participle;
  1. Take hold of suddenly and forcibly
    • - she jumped up and seized his arm
    • - she seized hold of the door handle
  2. Capture (a place) using force
    • - army rebels seized an air force base
  3. Assume (power or control) by force
    • - the current president seized power in a coup
  4. (of the police or another authority) Take possession of (something) by warrant or legal right; confiscate; impound
    • - police have seized 726 lb of cocaine
  5. Take (an opportunity or initiative) eagerly and decisively
    • - he seized his chance to attack as Delaney hesitated
  6. (of a feeling or pain) Affect (someone) suddenly or acutely
    • - he was seized by the most dreadful fear
  7. Strongly appeal to or attract (the imagination or attention)
    • - the story of the king's escape seized the public imagination
  8. Understand (something) quickly or clearly
    • - he always strains to seize the most somber truths
  9. (of a machine with moving parts or a moving part in a machine) Become stuck or jammed
    • - the engine seized up after only three weeks
  10. Be in legal possession of
    • - the court is currently seized of custody applications
  11. Have or receive freehold possession of (property)
    • - any person who is seized of land has a protected interest in that land
  12. Be aware or informed of
    • - the judge was fully seized of the point
  13. Fasten or attach (someone or something) to something by binding with turns of rope


  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"
  2. take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
  3. appropriate: 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"
  4. assume: 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"
  5. hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"
  6. affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
  7. Seize are a British electronic band.
  8. (Seized) Seisin (also spelled seizin) is the possession of such an estate in land as was anciently thought worthy to be held by a free man. ...
  9. (Seizing) Seizings are a class of knots used to semi-permanently bind together two ropes, two parts of the same rope, or rope and another object.Clifford W. Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots (New York: Doubleday, 1944), 540-543. ...
  10. to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture; to take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance); to take possession of (by force, law etc. ...
  11. (seized) (seised) n. 1) having ownership, commonly used in wills as "I give all the property of which I die seized as follows:…." 2) having taken possession of evidence for use in a criminal prosecution. 3) having taken property or a person by force.
  12. (seizing) A way of securing a bight of a rope by a lashing so as to form an eye, or of securing any parts of ropes together.
  13. (seizing) Tying two lines, or a spar and a line together, by using a small line.
  14. (SEIZING) The result when the lubrication fails
  15. (Seizing) (1) Friction damage to a metal surface by another metal surface. (2) Restriction or prevention of motion of a metal component caused by fusion or coherence with another component.
  16. (Seizing) Melted chocolate crystallizes and clumps when moisture touches it or when a cold liquid or solid is introduced to the chocolate.  The solid chocolate particles cannot be tempered after seizing has occurred and must be used for other purposes, such as cake filling.
  17. (seizing) The stopping of a moving part by a mating surface as a result of excessive friction.
  18. To form a thick, lumpy mass when melted (usually applied to chocolate).
  19. To bind wire rope with soft wire, to prevent it from ravelling when cut.
  20. to grab or take hold of something suddenly.
  21. The unexpected thickening and uneven hardening of the soap mixture during processing. Usually caused when adding synthetic fragrance oils to the mixture.
  22. To put in possession. To put (a person) in legal possession of a feudal holding; to invest or endow with property; to establish in a holding or an office or dignity. (passive). to be seised of or in: to be the legal possessor of.
  23. A rapid solidifying of the soap while still in the soap pan. Usually caused by too much fat containing high amounts of stearic or palmitic acid, waxes or some fragrance & essential oils.
  24. Condition of soap batter when the ease of mixing and pouring is arrested. A phase of cold process and hot process soap making when the soap batter becomes too thick to pour into a mold. ...
  25. The process of grabbing a line prior to making a call.