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kid·nap

kidnap

 
pronunciation:
kId naep
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part of speech: verb
inflections: kidnaps, kidnaping, kidnapping, kidnaped, kidnapped
definition: to take by force and hold against a person's will in order to get money or some other valuable thing.
synonyms:
abduct, capture, hold
similar words:
imprison, seize, take
derivation: kidnapper (kidnaper) (n.)
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  • kidnapper:
    a person who kidnaps another person.
  • kidnapping:
    the crime of taking and holding a person by force.
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