Share this entry
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)

seize upon

seize on:
Definition of seize in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score: