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English definition of “kidnap”

kidnap

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkɪdnæp/ (present participle kidnapping, past tense and past participle kidnapped)
to take someone away using force, usually to obtain money in exchange for releasing themStealingPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
kidnap noun [C] a kidnap victim/attempt kidnapper noun [C]
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