Today’s word is: seize. Seize means: take hold of something quickly and sometimes forcibly, to take advantage of an opportunity eagerly.
In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word seize. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
The word seize means to take hold of something quickly or to take advantage of an opportunity eagerly.
For example, when the shopping mall opened its sale, the privileged members seized an opportunity to shop before other customers could get a chance to shop.
Listen carefully how we can use the word seize in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.
Example number 1 of 8: There were reports that gold was being smuggled into the country through a sea port. The police laid a trap and seized the vehicle carrying gold.
Example number 2 of 8: The top ranking badminton player suddenly fell ill and Dan was asked to play the match as replacement. Dan seized the opportunity and earned the honour of playing for his country.
Example number 3 of 8: The stationary shop owner was unable to repay the loan despite several reminders. Finally, the bank got permission from the court and seized the property.
Example number 4 of 8: The king had ordered huge celebrations inside the fort. Everyone was busy with the arrangements. The enemy army attacked at night and seized the fort.
Example number 5 of 8: The government officials found some faults in the manufacturing process of TR chemicals. They ordered the company to stop the production till the issue is resolved. As a result, their competitor seized some market share from them.
Example number 6 of 8: The motivational speaker spoke to the students at the graduation ceremony. He asked the students to be proactive and seize every opportunity to be successful in life.
Example number 7 of 8: Lata came to know that a Chinese corporate working in India needed an interpreter. She seized the opportunity and applied for the post. They appreciated her zest and she was selected.
Example number 8 of 8: The security officers raided a village near the forest and seized a big stock of weapons and fake currency. They also arrested the suspects who were involved in this activity.
Today we learnt the word seize which means take hold of something quickly and sometimes forcibly, to take advantage of an opportunity eagerly.
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