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'Listen,' he said, seizing my wrist.
Before he could run away, she seized him by the collar.
Customs officials have seized 100 kilos of cocaine.
Action was taken to seize criminal assets valued at $200 million.
This is the British English definition of seize. View American English definition of seize.
very unpleasant or dirty
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