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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]
Translations of “kidnap”
in Korean 납치하다…
in Arabic يَخْتَطِف…
in French kidnapper…
in Turkish adam kaçırmak…
in Italian rapire, sequestrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 綁架, 劫持…
in Russian похищать людей (для получения выкупа)…
in Polish porwać…
in Spanish secuestrar, raptar…
in Portuguese sequestrar…
in German entführen…
in Catalan segrestar…
in Japanese (人)を誘かいする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绑架, 劫持…
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