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"abduct" in British English

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abductverb [T]

uk   us   /æbˈdʌkt/
  • abduct verb [T] (TAKE A PERSON)

to ​force someone to go ​somewhere with you, often using ​threats or ​violence: The ​companydirector was abducted from his ​car by ​terrorists.
  • abduct verb [T] (MOVE BODY PART)

specialized medical to ​move a ​part of the ​body away from the ​centralpart of the ​body or away from another ​bodypart: Listen for a ​clickingsound as the child's ​hips are abducted.
(Definition of abduct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abductverb [T]

 us   /æbˈdʌkt, əb-/
to take a ​person away by ​force: Kidnappers abducted the ​child from the ​playground.
abduction
noun [C/U]  us   /æbˈdʌk·ʃən, əb-/
[C] The abduction took ​place in ​front of several ​helplesswitnesses.
(Definition of abduct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abduct”
in Spanish raptar, secuestrar…
in Vietnamese bắt cóc…
in Malaysian diculik…
in Thai ลักพาตัว…
in French enlever…
in German entführen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绑架, 劫持, 诱拐…
in Turkish zorla kaçırmak…
in Russian похищать…
in Indonesian menculik…
in Chinese (Traditional) 綁架, 劫持, 誘拐…
in Polish porwać, uprowadzić…
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