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kidnap

verb [T]  /ˈkɪd·næp/ (-pp-, -p-) us  
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
noun [C] ( also kidnaper)  /ˈkɪd·næp·ər/ us  
In the note, the kidnapper instructed the parents of the kidnapped girl to put $10,000 cash in a diaper bag.
Translations of “kidnap”
in Korean 납치하다…
in Arabic يَخْتَطِف…
in French kidnapper…
in Turkish adam kaçırmak…
in Italian rapire, sequestrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 綁架, 劫持…
in Russian похищать людей (для получения выкупа)…
in Polish porwać…
in Spanish secuestrar, raptar…
in Portuguese sequestrar…
in German entführen…
in Catalan segrestar…
in Japanese (人)を誘かいする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绑架, 劫持…
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