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English definition of “abduct”

abduct

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