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An equipment failure in which moving parts stick or jam because of friction, pressure, or excessive temperature.
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Now, following lifting of the sanctions in January, Western automakers are looking to seize upon the opportunity in the country.
If a project like this succeeds, the freight forwarding community will seize upon it," says Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association.
Some voters will seize upon any sound bite to confirm their prejudgments, but truly thoughtful and independent voters understand that any campaign is a marathon conducted in the glare of the media spotlight, where poorly worded questions, noise, misunderstandings, and personal agendas can distort candidates' words.
IT has been a hugely testing season for everyone at Anfield so, with that in mind, it is vital to seize upon any possible source of good news that becomes public.
To try to detect it through the primary's overwhelming glare, seize upon a night of excellent seeing, try when Sirius is highest in the south, turn your scope so that any diffraction spikes are off the east-west direction, and beware of internal eyepiece reflections.
As usual, the tiny majority of Welsh- speaking bullying extremists seize upon this as an anti-Welsh speaking attitude and go ballistic.
Evolution is something they opportunistically seize upon to promote their conservative religious views, mostly through local affiliates: This was the case in Alabama with Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum, which successfully lobbied in the mid-1990s for a warning label about evolution to be affixed to each and every biology textbook in the state.
Empowerment is an internal developmental process in which a person discovers how power operates in his or her life and then takes reasonable steps to seize upon personal power and channel it in constructive ways.