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seize
British English: /siːz/
American English: /siz/

Translation of seize in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1 (take hold of)
    afferrare (person, object)
    to seize somebody around the waist
    afferrare qualcuno per la vita
    to seize hold of
    afferrare (person)
    farsi allettare da (idea)
  • 2 [figurative] (grasp)
    cogliere (opportunity, moment)
    prendere (initiative)
    to be seized by
    essere preso da (emotion)
    essere in preda a (pain, fit)

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

seize on:

seize on [something]
cogliere al volo (suggestion, offer)
non lasciarsi sfuggire (error)
farsi allettare da (idea)

seize up

(engine, mechanism)
(limb, back)
bloccarsi

seize upon

seize on:

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