Translation of seize in Spanish:
- 1 (grab, snatch)(hand/object)(opportunity)he seized me by the shoulderI seized the handrailme agarró del hombroshe seized the book from his handsme agarré or me así de la barandillale arrebató el libro de las manosExample sentences
- Jin escaped Vamp's hold, only to be seized by the arms.
- The two attendants quickly hurried forward and roughly seized Angel about her arms.
- She seized the older boy by the arm and drew him inside.
- This magnificent opportunity was eagerly seized by modernizing employers.
- This season, injuries to others gave him his opportunity; he seized his chance with aplomb, and has been clinging to the shirt ever since.
- We must admit that China's decision to seize a business opportunity to promote Chinese language has had good results.
- 2 2.1 (capture)(town/fortress)apoderarse de(person)2.2 (confiscate)(assets/property)(impound)(drugs/arms)incautarse de(copies of book)Example sentences
- His right to possession may be suspended or temporarily divested if the goods are seized by the police under lawful authority.
- The problem was that he needed access to funds seized by the police for legal fees.
- They also produced receipts which they said identified where all of the items seized by the police had been purchased.
- The government had for days promised an all-out offensive against the rebels who seized half the country after a bloody coup attempt on September 19.
- He has admitted he was one of the 32 armed rebels who seized the school last September.
- Things did turn sour, though, when Chechen rebels seized a Moscow theater.
- 3 (overcome) (usually passive) she was seized with panicthey were seized by forebodingfue presa del pánicohe was seized with the desire to …les dio un presentimientolo acometió el deseo de …sintió garas de …Example sentences
- Three miles into the journey she was seized with labour pains.
- I gasp sharply as a sudden pain seizes me around my waist.
- Fear seized her as she suddenly realized that something was indeed different.
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