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seize

1. verb POLICE take legal possession of2. verb by force3. verb take opportunity4. verb take control or gain advantage5. verb grab forcefully6. verb (of emotion or thought) take hold of7. verb AUTO of engine
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1 verb POLICE take legal possession of TRANSITIVEgabh verb  c m utóg verb  c m uurghabh technical term verbto seize goods earraí a ghabháila total of 20 vehicles were seized and impounded gabhadh seilbh ar 20 feithicil san iomlán agus cuireadh i bpóna iad, urghabhadh 20 feithicil ar fad agus cuireadh i bpóna iad 2 verb by force TRANSITIVEtóg verb  c m ugabh verb  c m useilbh a ghlacadh arthey seized the town after a long battle thóg siad an baile i ndiaidh cath mórthe king's son seized the throne ghlac mac an rí seilbh ar an ríchathaoir
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3 verb take opportunity TRANSITIVEtapaigh verb  c m uglac verb  c m ubeir ar PhrV  c m uhe seized the opportunity at the right time thapaigh sé an deis ag an am ceart, rug sé ar an bhfaill ag an am ceart, d'fhreastail sé an t-áiméar ag an am ceart 4 verb take control or gain advantage TRANSITIVEglac verb  c m ugabh verb  c m utóg verb  c m uthe party seized control of the upper house ghabh an páirtí forlámhas ar an teach uachtarach, thóg an páirtí ceannas ar an teach uachtarachhe seized the moral high ground tharraing sé ról an mhorálaí mhóir air féin 5 verb grab forcefully TRANSITIVEgreim a bhreith arto seize sb by the hand greim láimhe a bhreith ar dhuinehe seized my wrist and grabbed my phone from me rug sé greim ar chaol mo láimhe gur sciob m'fhón uaim 6 verb (of emotion or thought) take hold of TRANSITIVEa sudden impulse seized her and she left bhuail spadhar í agus d'imigh sípanic seized the crowd bhuail scaoll an slua, scanraigh an sluahe was seized with fear bhuail eagla éI was seized with a desire to see my father again bhuail fonn millteanach mé m'athair a fheiceáil arís 7 verb AUTO of engine INTRANSITIVEgreamaigh verb  c m ustalc verbthe engine seized ghreamaigh an t-inneall
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to be seized of sth

1 be informed aboutthe new king is seized of the case of the former colonies is maith a thuigeann an rí nua cás na n-iarchoilíneachtaí, tá an rí nua ar an eolas faoi chás na n-iarchoilíneachtaí 2 LAW have legal possession ofto be seized of an estate bheith i bhfeo-úinéireacht eastáit

to seize the day

an deis a thapúan t-áiméar a fhreastalbreith ar an bhfaillwe need to seize the day tá sé in am againn breith ar an bhfaill

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