from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stop functioning; to come to a halt.
- v. To stiffen or become tight and difficult to move.
- v. To stop working suddenly, and become impossible to start again.
Gornt felt a sudden glow as he remembered the white hot thrill he had felt watching the road race, knowing that any moment the tai-pan's engine would seize up — watching the cars howl past lap after lap, and then Dunross, the leader, not coming in his turn — then waiting and hoping and then the news that he had spun out at Melco Hairpin in a metal screaming crash when his engine went.