Definition of Seizing

1. Noun. Small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together.

Generic synonyms: Small Stuff

2. Noun. The act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles).
Exact synonyms: Grasping, Prehension, Taking Hold
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Clasp, Clench, Clutch, Clutches, Grasp, Grip, Hold
Derivative terms: Grasp, Grasping, Prehend, Seize

Definition of Seizing

1. n. The act of taking or grasping suddenly.

Definition of Seizing

1. Noun. a type of lashing or binding used to temporarily immobilize the ends of a rope to prevent a knot from slipping or collapsing. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of seize) ¹

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Definition of Seizing

1. the act of one that seizes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seizing

seize on
seize out
seize the day
seize up
seize upon
seize with teeth
seized up
seized upon
seizes up
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seizing (current term)
seizing up
seizing upon
seizure-alert dog

Literary usage of Seizing

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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"3) represents the cat seizing a bird. This would involve going into the Fio. 8.—AN EGYPTIAN FOWLING SCINE. 1. Sportsman using the throw-stick. 2. ..."

2. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1853)
"COMMISSIONERS FOR seizing PERSONAL ESTATES, 1777. Philad. County, Novem' the 18th, 1777. Sir, As we, the subscribers, together with James Stroud and Daniel ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"It seemed evident that, for the English, all rational import- hope must depend upon seizing the occasion which seizing the ^g enemy's halt was now ..."

4. Annals of Cambridge by Charles Henry Cooper, John William Cooper (1845)
"WHEREAS Authority was formerly given, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, to Colonel Oliver Cromwell and others, for the seizing of the Persons, ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"On 25 Sept. he astonished his colleagues by informing them of his intention of seizing St. Helena, ' to possesso the same, and theire to be proclaimed kyng. ..."

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