seize up
seize up
intransitive verb
1. (engine, machine) 
a. atascarse 
seize up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+machine, limbs] agarrotarse
after two days' exertions it's the arms and hands that seize up, not the legs we are all born flexible, but as we get older we tend to seize up a little
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