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ransom

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