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phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyseize on
he/she/itseizes on
present participleseizing on
past tenseseized on
past participleseized on

or seize upon

  1. seize on/upon something to use something in an enthusiastic way in order to gain an advantage
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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