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seize on

(also

seize upon

) (v + prep) TRANSITIVEthe fans quickly seized on the new manager as a sign of hope ghlac an lucht tacaíochta an bainisteoir nua chucu féin mar chomhartha dóchais go tapathe thief seized upon the chaos to ransack the building tháinig an gadaí i dtír ar an anord chun an foirgneamh a ransú → see seize