seize up

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To stiffen or become tight and difficult to move

It was hard to write as my fingers had seized up with the cold weather.

To stop functioning; to come to a halt

Iceland's foreign currency market has seized up after the three largest banks collapsed.

To stop working suddenly, and become impossible to start again

My car seized up this morning. So I had to catch the bus.

If something such as an engine seizes up, it stops working, because it has not been properly cared for. She put diesel fuel, instead of petrol, into the tank causing the motor to seize up
If a part of your body seizes up, it suddenly stops working, because you have strained it or because you are getting old. We are all born flexible but as we grow older, we tend to seize up a little
{f} be arrested, be stuck, be stopped
seize up

    Турецкое произношение

    siz ʌp


    freeze, freeze up, grind to a halt


    /ˈsēz ˈəp/ /ˈsiːz ˈʌp/


    [ 'sEz ] (verb.) 14th century. 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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