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phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive]
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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

    Companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by new technology.

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