seizing

noun
seiz·​ing | \ ˈsē-ziŋ How to pronounce seizing (audio) \

Definition of seizing

1a : the cord or lashing used in binding or fastening
b : the fastening so made — see knot illustration
2 : the operation of fastening together or lashing with tarred small stuff

Examples of seizing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fox News, "Iraq officials: New rocket attack hits base housing US troops," 15 Mar. 2020 Subsequently, cases have been piling up, and by February this year, the FBI was in the process of investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese seizing of U.S. technology. Fox News, "China ups its spy game on US soil as it bids to control coronavirus narrative," 22 Apr. 2020 Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fox News, "Iraq officials: New rocket attack hits base housing US troops," 15 Mar. 2020 Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Washington Post, "Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian," 13 Mar. 2020 Congressional power fell in the lap of Republicans, thanks to the departure of Wigfall and his southern colleagues; their seizing of it seems, in retrospect, less a matter of superior gamesmanship than a law of political gravity. Andrew Ferguson, The Atlantic, "Abraham Lincoln’s Radical Moderation," 12 Mar. 2020 Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fox News, "Iraq officials: New rocket attack hits base housing US troops," 15 Mar. 2020 Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fox News, "Iraq officials: New rocket attack hits base housing US troops," 15 Mar. 2020 Iran struck back with a ballistic missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq, the Islamic Republic’s most direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fox News, "Iraq officials: New rocket attack hits base housing US troops," 15 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of seizing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Seizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seizing. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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