What does the word seize mean?

Usage examples for seize

  1. Seize- seize- seize- Bind him strong in the chain, On his heart, on his brain, Clasp the links of the evil Sleep! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. When you see the leader lay his hand on Isaacs' shoulder, seize him by the throat and mind his other arm, which will be armed. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  3. At sound of the name a sudden fury seemed to seize the woman. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai