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ransom

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈræn.səm/ us  
a large amount of money that is demanded in exchange for someone who has been taken prisoner, or sometimes for an animal: a ransom demand/note They demanded a huge ransom for the return of the little girl whom they had kidnapped. The gang held the racehorse to/for ransom.

ransom

verb [T] uk   /ˈræn.səm/ us  
to pay money in order to set someone free: Her father ransomed her 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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