seizing on documentary filmmaking as a tool to build impact is “not just the responsibility of the mainstream,” she says.
The government is also in the process of seizing the Muslim Brotherhood's assets.
In the wake of the seizing of al-Liby, though, that may prove a greater challenge, according to a U.S. intelligence source.
seizing Mariupol would be a major blow to Ukraine, which had been winning the war in the east in recent months.
Stevens returned home and campaigned tirelessly, closing the gap to a virtual tie and seizing the momentum in the race.
They were charged with assembling in troops in the counties of Warwick and Worcester, breaking into stables and seizing horses.
seizing Taffy by the hand, he led him into what was the storehouse of the cave.
seizing ten towers, of which all the guards were killed, they opened a gate, and the Christian host rushed in.
He licked his wide, cruel lips, seizing the girl's arms as in a vise.
To these remarks she made no reply, but seizing a wand, which lay by her side, began to stir the contents of the pan.
mid-13c., from Old French seisir "to take possession of, take by force; put in possession of, bestow upon" (Modern French saisir), from Late Latin sacire, which is generally held to be from a Germanic source, but the exact origin is uncertain. Perhaps from Frankish *sakjan "lay claim to" (cf. Gothic sokjan, Old English secan "to seek;" see seek). Or perhaps from Proto-Germanic *satjan "to place" (see set (v.)).
Originally a legal term in reference to feudal property holdings or offices. Meaning "to grip with the hands or teeth" is from c.1300; that of "to take possession by force or capture" (of a city, etc.) is from mid-14c. Figurative use, with reference to death, disease, fear, etc. is from late 14c. Meaning "to grasp with the mind" is attested from 1855. Of engines or other mechanisms, attested from 1878. Related: Seized; seizing.