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#1 2013-02-21 12:51:54

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1830
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cease up < seize up

To seize up is to suddenly cease all activity or motion. Lots of hits:

When taking rests, treat it as a warm down and don’t just stop or your legs may cease up; do some stretching.

And longer-term, thermostatic shower valves can cease-up resulting in costly repairs or replacement.

Either way, with even just a sprinkling of the wintery blanket, the United Kingdom tends to cease up faster than an engine with no oil.

I likened it to being a mack truck cruising along at full speed only to have your entire engine cease up on
you, stopping you dead in your tracks:


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#2 2013-02-21 13:23:54

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1264

Re: cease up < seize up

Sometimes it’s just hard to keep track.

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#3 2013-02-21 13:26:38

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1830
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Re: cease up < seize up

Dang. I did look: just looked with the wrong terms. Sorry about that!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#4 2013-02-21 13:43:27

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1264

Re: cease up < seize up

kkkk. I knew it was there, it took a lot of work to find it.

(I like the Brazilian expression for online chuckles).

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