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Meaning of “kidnap” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 Arabic يَخْتَطِف…
in Korean 납치하다…
in Malaysian diculik…
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 Vietnamese bắt cóc…
in Spanish secuestrar, raptar…
in Portuguese sequestrar…
in Thai ลักพาตัวเพื่อเรียกค่าไถ่…
in German entführen…
in Catalan segrestar…
in Japanese (人)を誘かいする…
in Indonesian menculik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绑架, 劫持…
(Definition of kidnap from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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