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  1. seize upverb

    To stop functioning; to come to a halt.

  2. seize upverb

    To stiffen or become tight and difficult to move.

  3. seize upverb

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

  4. 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. 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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