- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||abducts, abducting, abducted
||to carry off or lead away, esp. by force; kidnap.
The heiress was abducted and held for ransom.
- capture, take
- similar words:
- commandeer, hijack, kidnap, ravish, seize, snatch
||to draw or cause to move away from the main axis of the body. (Cf. adduct.)
The gluteal muscles abduct the hip joint.