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ransomnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈræn·səm/
a sum of money demanded in exchange for someone or something that has been taken: [C] The kidnappers demanded a huge ransom. [U] The man’s brother was held for ransom.

ransomverb [T]

us   /ˈræn·səm/
to free someone who has been taken away by paying money: The executive was ransomed for a million dollars.
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Translations of “ransom”
in Korean 몸값…
in Arabic فِدْية…
in Malaysian wang pampasan…
in French rançon…
in Russian выкуп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖金…
in Italian riscatto…
in Turkish fidye…
in Polish okup…
in Spanish rescate…
in Vietnamese tiền chuộc…
in Portuguese valor do resgate…
in Thai ค่าไถ่ตัว…
in German das Lösegeld, Lösegeld……
in Catalan rescat…
in Japanese 身代金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎金…
in Indonesian tebusan…
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