verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of abduct
OTHER WORDS FROM abductun·ab·duct·ed, adjective
Words nearby abduct
Example sentences from the Web for abduct
In more extreme cases, SARS officers abduct civilian targets and force them to make withdrawals at an ATM in exchange for their freedom, sometimes at gunpoint.How a youth-led digital movement is driving Nigeria’s largest protests in a decade|Yomi Kazeem|October 13, 2020|Quartz
In cases where girls are abducted or tricked into marrying out of state, their experiences of isolation, dislocation and their struggle for a sense of belonging are much more nuanced.
In many cases, these women are considered “missing” or remain abandoned by their family due to the shame and stigma associated with being sold or abducted for marriage.
The day before there had been an attempt to abduct him, she says.
“I thought no one could enter the tank and abduct me,” he said.
That cannot be proved unless you volunteer as a witness, and give away the whole vile story of the plot to abduct Miss Maynard.A Traitor's Wooing|Headon Hill
We are going to abduct those two famous diplomats and hold them for ransom.Black Star's Campaign|Johnston McCulley
A: "Those are men-stealers who abduct, keep, sell, or buy slaves or freemen."The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Goritz would not have dared to try to abduct the Countess Strahni by way of Jablunka!The Secret Witness|George Gibbs
The father returned an unmitigated refusal, repeating the absurd charge that Kociuszko had intended to abduct his daughter.Kosciuszko|Monica Mary Gardner