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seize

1 to take legal possession of someone or something.
2 to take into custody.
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And it looks to be the total lunar eclipse predicted for later this year could be the next biggest astronomical phenomenon to sieze the nation's imagination.
These guys apparently had the nous to secretly load a container laden with hi-tech explosive capsules on to a cargo ship then sieze control of the ship.
"As business operators move away from property ownership towards management or lease contracts, investors have been quick to sieze the opportunities for long-term income generation and increases in asset values presented by this shift in business philosophy.
A roller-coaster match over two days had seen Stevens spurn a glorious chance to take a 6-1 lead, allowing a ruthless Hendry to reel off six on the spin to sieze a 7-5 advantage.
Smith changed things around on the hour in a bid to sieze the initiative, Icelander Gunlaugsson making his debut for Venetis.
Take the town and sieze the bridges behind!"; the assault was launched at 5:15 P.M.
It is scandal enough that an alien speculator should be allowed to sieze part of our Scotland.
AN RTE documentary claimed last week former Taoiseach Jack Lynch once came close to ordering troops to cross the border and sieze Nationalist areas in the North.
Only the next 12 months will tell whether the city's emerging artists can sieze their chance, and mark Birmingham on the map of the world in 2006.
The club is a plc and the directors have to do what no board did before - sieze this high achievement to create a solid future.
There have always been plenty of scavengers ready to take advantage of turmoil to sieze power and plunder eveything in sight.