Hent vs Seize - What's the difference?
As a noun hent
As a verb seize is
to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture.
(label) To take hold of, to grasp.
*, Bk.V, Ch.IX:
*:And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.
To take away, carry off.
to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture
to take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance)
to take possession of (by force, law etc.)
- to seize smuggled goods
to have a sudden and powerful effect upon
- to seize a ship after libeling
- a panic seized the crowd
(nautical) to bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small line
- a fever seized him
- to seize two fish-hooks back to back
(obsolete) to fasten, fix
to lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ on or upon)
- to seize or stop one rope on to another
- to seize on the neck of a horse
to have a seizure
* 2012 , Daniel M. Avery, Tales of a Country Obstetrician
- The text which had seized upon his heart with such comfort and strength abode upon him for more than a year.'' (''Southey , Bunyan, p. 21)
to bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up
- Nearing what she thought was a climax, he started seizing and fell off her. Later, realizing he was dead, she became alarmed and dragged the body to his vehicle to make it look like he had died in his truck.
(UK) to submit for consideration to a deliberative body.
- Rust caused the engine to seize , never to run again.
* be seized of, be seized with
* seize the day
* seize on, seize upon
* seize up