seize

[transitive verb] to take something quickly and keep or hold it:
抓住;夺过

I seized his arm and made him turn to look at me.
我抓住他的胳膊,让他转身看着我。
He seized the chance/opportunity of a free flight with both hands (= with eagerness or enthusiasm).
他急切地抓住机会搭乘免费航班。​

[transitive verb] to take using sudden force:
夺取;攫取;抓获

The rebels have seized ten soldiers to use as hostages.
叛乱者俘获了10名士兵作为人质。
Political instability helped the army to seize power.
政治动荡使军队攫取了权力。
Troops yesterday seized control of the broadcasting station.
昨天部队夺取了广播电台的控制权。

[transitive verb] If the police or other officials seize something, they take possession of it with legal authority:
没收;查获

Customs officers at Heathrow have seized 60 kilos of heroin.
希思罗机场的海关官员查获了60公斤海洛因。

Source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-simplified/seize

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