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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
The biggest contrast between the forces was the number of ecstasy tablets seized with Northumbria collecting 6,300 tablets and Durham police collecting 300.
In front of great painting, contemporary as well as past, I'm often seized with emotion.