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Spanish translation of “hostage”

hostage

noun /ˈhostidʒ/
a person who is held prisoner in order to ensure that the captor’s demands etc will be carried out
rehén
The terrorists took three people with them as hostages They took / were holding three people hostage.
take/hold (someone) hostage to take or keep (someone) as a hostage
tomar/coger a alguien como rehén
The police were unable to attack the terrorists because they were holding three people hostage.
(Definition of hostage from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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