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kidnap

verb [T]    /ˈkɪd·næp/ (-pp-, -p-)
to illegally take a person away by force, usually in order to demand money in exchange for that person’s release: The wife of a prominent businessman was kidnapped today. kidnapper (also kidnaper)    /ˈkɪd·næp·ər/ noun [C] In the note, the kidnapper instructed the parents of the kidnapped girl to put $10,000 cash in a diaper bag.
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