Bedeutung von “hostage” — Learner’s Dictionary

hostage

noun us uk /ˈhɒstɪdʒ/

[ C ] someone who is kept as a prisoner and may be hurt or killed in order to force other people to do something

take/hold sb hostage

to catch or keep someone as a prisoner:

Two tourists were held hostage by terrorists.

(Definition von “hostage” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)