seize on/upon

Definition of seize on/upon

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to vest ownership of a freehold estate in

    :  to put in possession of something

    :  to take possession of :  confiscate

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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to criticize severely

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