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seize

verb: 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"

verb: take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

verb: 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"

verb: 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"

verb: 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"

verb: hook by a pull on the line; "strike a fish"

verb: affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

verb: capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"


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seize

Length: 5 letters

Scrabble value: 14

Words with Friends value: 14

Literati value: 9

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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