seize an chance

to act quickly in order to use an opportunity that may not be available later
Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym
Main entry: seize

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  • seize — [siːz] verb [transitive] 1. LAW if the police or another official authority seize goods or property, they take them because they are illegal or because the owner has not paid a debt: • South Korean authorities seized 186,000 fake products in 1999 …   Financial and business terms

  • seize — W3 [si:z] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: saisir to take possession of , from Medieval Latin sacire] 1.) to take hold of something suddenly and violently = ↑grab ▪ Suddenly he seized my hand. seize sth from sb ▪ Maggie sei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seize — verb 1 take hold of sb/sth suddenly and firmly ADVERB ▪ immediately, suddenly ▪ He was immediately seized and thrown into prison. PREPOSITION ▪ by ▪ She sei …   Collocations dictionary

  • seize — [ siz ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to take something using official power and force: CONFISCATE: Customs officials have seized 100 pounds of cocaine. Action was taken to seize criminal assets valued at $200 million. a ) to take control of a place or …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Chance — (ch[.a]ns), n. [F. chance, OF. cheance, fr. LL. cadentia a allusion to the falling of the dice), fr. L. cadere to fall; akin to Skr. [,c]ad to fall, L. cedere to yield, E. cede. Cf. {Cadence}.] 1. A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chance comer — Chance Chance (ch[.a]ns), n. [F. chance, OF. cheance, fr. LL. cadentia a allusion to the falling of the dice), fr. L. cadere to fall; akin to Skr. [,c]ad to fall, L. cedere to yield, E. cede. Cf. {Cadence}.] 1. A supposed material or psychical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seize the opportunity — {v. phr.} To exploit a chance. * /His wealthy uncle offered to send him to Harvard and he wisely seized the opportunity./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • seize the opportunity — {v. phr.} To exploit a chance. * /His wealthy uncle offered to send him to Harvard and he wisely seized the opportunity./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • seize an opportunity — seize an opportunity/chance/ phrase to act quickly in order to use an opportunity that may not be available later Thesaurus: to have, or to take advantage of, an opportunitysynonym Main entry: seize …   Useful english dictionary

  • seize — v. (d; intr.) to seize on, upon (to seize upon a chance remark) * * * [siːz] upon (to seize upon a chance remark) (d; intr.) to seize on …   Combinatory dictionary

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