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seize

1 to take legal possession of someone or something.
2 to take into custody.
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The Macc man's mistimed backpass was seized upon by Rushden with the ball being fed to Jamaican international Lowe, who gratefully converted his seventh goal of the season.
Cinema Verite follows the history of bow hand-held cameras and light-weight sound equipment were seized upon by filmmakers such as D.A.
She also seized upon the idea of stretching out the usefulness of antiretroviral therapy by strategically stopping and starting drugs, in what are now known as strategic treatment interruptions (STI's).
Robinson says in a letter to the Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen that the closure of the centre will be seized upon by less democratic governments in other parts of the world.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ann Brown, has seized upon the issue of low rates of response to CPSC recalls and is calling for a federally mandated product registration program.
By contrast, Hit to Kill articulates a version of the debate usefully frozen in time before September 11, immortalizing the unfortunate positions such missile defense advocates as Curt Weldon (R-PA) seized upon to criticize the Clinton administration: "Because of the president's misguided decision, our children will remain completely unprotected against the weapon of choice for rogue nations and terrorist groups--the missile."
It is not surprising that Richler did not have eyes to see the novel with, and that he seized upon a minor and incidental detail to damn it with.
Was Taney grasping for any way to secure slavery when he seized upon the Fifth Amendment's prohibition against the seizure of property?
On the political side, the Republicans need an issue to show that they are more hawkish than the Democrats, so they have seized upon Star Wars.
With the doom-mongers' cries of Y2K sounding increasingly familiar, computer industry Cassandras have seized upon a new potential IT calendar catastrophe.
A further advantage, which Air France has already seized upon, is that the plastic film can be printed in four different colours, and can be used as a valuable advertising medium.
Although botulism is contracted most often through contaminated food, terrorists have seized upon the toxin as a biological weapon.