BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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How to sign: take hold of; grab
"The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals";

clutch in BSL Watch how to sign clutch in British Sign Language
clutch - University of Wolverhampton
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Similiar / Same: prehend, clutch

Categories: get hold of, take

Within this category: catch, clasp, claw, clench, collar, collar, get, grab, grapple, grip, nab, rack, snatch


How to sign: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died";

take-over in BSL Watch how to sign take-over in British Sign Language
take-over - SignStation
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Similiar / Same: usurp, take over, arrogate, assume

Categories: take

Within this category: annex, appropriate, preoccupy, raid

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