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English noun: ransom

1. ransom (possession) money demanded for the return of a captured person

Synonymsransom money

Broader (hypernym)cost

2. ransom (act) payment for the release of someone

Broader (hypernym)defrayal, defrayment, payment

3. ransom (act) the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval

English verb: ransom

1. ransom (possession) exchange or buy back for money; under threat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange

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

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