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
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.