May 06, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
kidnap /ˈkɪdˌnæp/ verb
kidnap
/ˈkɪdˌnæp/
verb

kidnaps; kidnapped also US kidnaped; kidnapping also US kidnaping

Man being kidnapped by a driver wearing a hood
Man being kidnapped by a driver wearing a hood
Learner's definition of KIDNAP

[+ object]

: to take away (someone) by force usually in order to keep the person as a prisoner and demand money for returning the person

  • She had been kidnapped (from her home).

kidnapper also US kidnaper noun, plural kidnappers also US kidnapers [count]

  • The kidnapper demanded one million dollars in ransom.

kidnapping also US kidnaping noun

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