Definition of "seizing" []

  • Nautical A binding of larger lines made with multiple turns of smaller line. (noun)
  • Nautical The smaller line so used. (noun)
  • A binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope (noun)

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Use "seizing" in a sentence
  • ""I don't know where else petitioners like us can go without going to a national bureau," said Jiang Rongsheng, a petitioner from Anhui province who has been to the national petitions office three times in the past year to protest what he describes as the seizing of land by local officials without an offer of compensation."
  • "[...] continues on to talk about viral culture which he describes as seizing, elevating, and spreading ideas as meaningful, significant, or [...]"
  • "Yet we all know that what the power women are seizing is no luxury."