seize on/upon

phrasal verb
seized on/upon; seizing on/upon; seizes on/upon

Definition of seize on/upon

: to take or use (something, such as a chance or opportunity) in a quick and eager way His critics have seized on the scandal to call for his resignation. She seized on the opportunity to tell her side of the story.

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“Seize on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seize%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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