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English definition of “kidnap”

kidnap

verb [T]     /ˈkɪd.næp/ (-pp-)
to take a person away illegally by force , usually in order to demand money in exchange for releasing them: The wife of a businessman has been kidnapped from her home in Surrey.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
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