Definition of seizing
1a : the cord or lashing used in binding or fasteningb : the fastening so made — see knot illustration
2 : the operation of fastening together or lashing with tarred small stuff
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Operation Valley Vigilance was a seven-month investigation that culminated Thursday with the arrest of 24 people and the seizing of dozens of guns and several pounds of drugs from San Jacinto to Hemet, Riverside District Atty.
As the insurrection unfolded Friday night, beginning with the seizing of two bridges in Istanbul by military forces, Mr. Erdogan was not heard from for hours.
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