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English verb: kidnap

1. kidnap (contact) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom


SamplesThe industrialist's son was kidnapped.


Synonymsabduct, nobble, snatch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)seize


Narrower (hyponym)impress, shanghai


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense









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