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seize

An equipment failure in which moving parts stick or jam because of friction, pressure, or excessive temperature.
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Since the Proceeds of Crime Act came into effect in 2003, more than pounds 360m has been seized.
Regarding the THY highjack, Turkish TV initially quoted police sources saying the plane had been seized in protest at a planned visit to Turkey next month by Pope Benedict, who offended many Muslims with a speech last month linking the spread of the Islamic faith to violence.