seized with

seize (someone or something) with (something)

To use something to grab, grasp, or hold onto someone or something, especially intensely or with a lot of strength. The astronauts seized the detached cable with the robotic arm. The wrestler seized me from behind with his gigantic arms and flung me around the ring like a ragdoll.
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seized with (something)

1. Totally stuck or immobile due to some substance or force. The joints of the machine are all totally seized with rust. My leg is seized with a cramp—I'll have to wait until it passes.
2. Paralyzed, overcome, or strongly affected by something. He became seized with a coughing fit and couldn't speak for a full two minutes. I was seized with fear when I saw the shadow of someone lurking in our house.
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seized with something

Fig. affected suddenly by something, such as laughter, coughing, sneezing, fits of rage, etc. Suddenly, I was seized with a fit of coughing. Mary was seized with laughter at the sight of Ted in a clown suit.
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References in classic literature ?
First of all sweet, fragrant wine ran streaming throughout all the black ship and a heavenly smell arose, so that all the seamen were seized with amazement when they saw it.
Edmond was seized with vertigo; he cocked his gun and laid it beside him.
Near one o'clock in the morning, I was seized with dreadful fatigue.
The crowd of blacks, when they saw the balloon over their heads, like a huge comet with a train of dazzling light, were seized with a terror that may be readily imagined.
In front of great painting, contemporary as well as past, I'm often seized with emotion.