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ransom

noun [C/U]  /ˈræn·səm/ us  
a sum of money demanded in exchange for someone or something that has been taken: [C] The kidnappers demanded a huge ransom. [U] The man’s brother was held for ransom.

ransom

verb [T]  /ˈræn·səm/ us  
to free someone who has been taken away by paying money: The executive was ransomed for a million dollars.
Translations of “ransom”
in Korean 몸값…
in Arabic فِدْية…
in French rançon…
in Turkish fidye…
in Italian riscatto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖金…
in Russian выкуп…
in Polish okup…
in Spanish rescate…
in Portuguese valor do resgate…
in German das Lösegeld, Lösegeld……
in Catalan rescat…
in Japanese 身代金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎金…
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