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KIDNAP (kidnapped, kidnapping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kidnap mean? 

KIDNAP (verb)
  The verb KIDNAP has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: KIDNAP used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KIDNAP (verb)


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Meaning:

Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

abduct; kidnap; nobble; snatch

Context example:

The industrialist's son was kidnapped

Hypernyms (to "kidnap" is one way to...):

seize (take or capture by force)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "kidnap"):

impress; shanghai (take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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