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English definition of “abduct”

abduct

verb [T]    /æbˈdʌkt, əb-/
to take a person away by force : Kidnappers abducted the child from the playground . abduction    /æbˈdʌk·ʃən, əb-/ noun [C/U] [C] The abduction took place in front of several helpless witnesses .
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