“And with that, his twitching ceased.”
To stop doing (something).
“And with that, he ceased twitching.”
To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
To deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture.
To take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance).
To take possession of (by force, law etc.).
“to seize smuggled goods”
“to seize a ship after libeling”
To have a sudden and powerful effect upon.
“a panic seized the crowd”
“a fever seized him”
To bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line.
“to seize two fish-hooks back to back”
“to seize or stop one rope on to another”
To fasten, fix.
To lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon).
“to seize on the neck of a horse”
“The text which had seized upon his heart with such comfort and strength abode upon him for more than a year. (Southey, Bunyan, p. 21)”
To have a seizure.
To bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up.
“Rust caused the engine to seize, never to run again.”
To submit for consideration to a deliberative body.
come or bring to an end
“they were asked to cease all military activity”
“on his retirement the job will cease to exist”
“the hostilities ceased and normal life was resumed”
take hold of suddenly and forcibly
“he seized hold of the door handle”
“she jumped up and seized his arm”
take forcible possession of
“army rebels seized an air force base”
“the current President seized power in a coup”
(of the police or another authority) take possession of (something) by warrant or legal right
“police have seized 726 lb of cocaine”
take (an opportunity) eagerly and decisively
“he seized his chance to attack as Carr hesitated”
(of a feeling or pain) affect (someone) suddenly or acutely
“he was seized by the most dreadful fear”
strongly appeal to or attract (the imagination or attention)
“the story of the king’s escape seized the public imagination”
understand (something) quickly or clearly
“he always strains to seize the most sombre truths”
be aware or informed of
“the judge was fully seized of the point”
(of a machine with moving parts) become jammed
“the engine seized up after only three weeks”
be in legal possession of
“the court is currently seized of custody applications”
have or receive freehold possession of (property)
“any person who is seized of land has a protected interest in that land”
fasten or attach (someone or something) to something by binding with turns of rope
“Jack was seized to the gun and had his two dozen lashes”