seize up

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seize up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (engine, machine)
a. atascarse
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seize up
[+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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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