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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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