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  1. seize up(Verb)

    To stop functioning; to come to a halt.

    Etymology: The term originates c. 1870 referring to a machine which jammed up because of excessive heat or friction. It has been used figuratively since c. 1950.

  2. seize up(Verb)

    To stiffen or become tight and difficult to move.

    Etymology: The term originates c. 1870 referring to a machine which jammed up because of excessive heat or friction. It has been used figuratively since c. 1950.

  3. seize up(Verb)

    To stop working suddenly, and become impossible to start again.

    Etymology: The term originates c. 1870 referring to a machine which jammed up because of excessive heat or friction. It has been used figuratively since c. 1950.

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of seize up in a Sentence

  1. Tim Martin:

    Wetherspoon had a European supply chain, we were buying French brandy, French champagne, spirits from Germany, and so on, and we've switched, because people said the ports might seize up, which I don't think they will, we've got equal or better products at lower prices from outside the EU.

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