Predicate: seize

Roleset id: seize.01 , acquire (forcefully or stealthily), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

seize.01: SEIZE-V NOTES: Comparison with 'acquire'. Member of Vncls steal-10.5, obtain-13.5.2, hold-15.1-1. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from seize.01-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
seize (v.)Manipulation Taking15.1, 13.5.2, 10.5
seizure (n.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent, entity acquiring something (vnrole: 10.5-agent, 13.5.2-agent, 15.1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing acquired (vnrole: 10.5-theme, 13.5.2-theme, 15.1-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: acquired-from (vnrole: 10.5-source, 13.5.2-source)

Example: basic transitive

        To keep program-trading units profitable in the eyes of senior brokerage executives, traders must seize every opportunity their computers find.

        Argm-prp: To keep program-trading units profitable in the eyes of senior brokerage executives
        Arg0: traders
        Argm-mod: must
        Rel: seize
        Arg: every opportunity their computers find

Example: PP variant

        There has been no announcement of the Burger King arrangement by either party, possibly for fear that McDonald's and other fast-food rivals would seize on it in scornful advertising.

        Arg0: McDonald 's and other fast-food rivals
        Argm-mod: would
        Rel: seize
        Arg1: on it
        Argm-loc: in scornful advertising

Example: with

        John seized a dozen cookies out of Mary's hands.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: seized
        Arg1: a dozen cookies
        Arg2: out of Mary's hands

Roleset id: seize.03 , have a seizure, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

seize.03: Based on brain cancer data. No comparison. Framed by Katie.

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
seize (v.)
seizure (n.)
have_seizure (l.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: entity experiencing a seizure

Example:

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        At one point, he felt that he was seizing.

        Arg1: he
        Rel: seizing.

Example: Within LVC

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Thought I was having a seizure or something at first , till I saw the water in my water bottle swaying back and forth .

        Arg1: I
        Argm-lvb: having
        Rel: seizure


Predicate: seize_up

Roleset id: seize_up.02 , become immobile, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

seize_up.02: SEIZE_UP-V NOTES: Added by Julia based on WSJ. No Vncls. (from seize.02-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
seize_up (v.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: thing becoming immobile

Example: arrrrrrg

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        But there are times when-1 they seize up *trace*-1, and panicky sellers can not find buyers .

        Arg1: they
        Rel: [seize] [up]
        Argm-tmp: *trace*-1