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English definition of “abduct”

abduct

verb [T] uk   /æbˈdʌkt/ us  

abduct verb [T] (TAKE A PERSON)

to force someone to go somewhere with you, often using threats or violence: The company director was abducted from his car by terrorists.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general

abduct verb [T] (MOVE BODY PART)

specialized medical to move a part of the body away from the central part of the body or away from another body part : Listen for a clicking sound as the child's hips are abducted.Direction of motionPoints of the compass
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