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kidnap

kid·nap

kidnap

pronunciation:
kId naep
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part of speech: verb
inflections: kidnaped, kidnaping, kidnapped, kidnapping, kidnaps
definition: to take and hold a person by force in order to get money or some other valuable thing.
Two men kidnapped the son of the company president.
similar words:
seize, take
derivation: kidnapper (kidnaper) (n.)
Word Builder: kidnap +
  • kidnapper:
    a person who kidnaps another person.
  • kidnapping:
    the crime of taking and holding a person by force.
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