Translation of "hostage" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈhɒs·tɪdʒ/ us /ˈhɑ·stɪdʒ/

someone who is kept as a prisoner and may be hurt or killed in order to make other people do something


(Translation of “hostage” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈhostidʒ/

a person who is held prisoner in order to ensure that the captor’s demands etc will be carried out

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.

(Translation of “hostage” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)