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1‘everything surrounding the base was commandeered by the army’
seize, take, take possession of, take away, requisition, appropriate, expropriate, sequestrate, sequester, confiscate, annex, take over, claim, lay claim to, pre-empt, secure
hijack, arrogate, arrogate to oneself, help oneself to, carry off, loot, grab
informal walk off with
distrain, attach, disseize
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