verb (used with object), kid·napped or kid·naped, kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing.
Origin of kidnap
Examples from the Web for kidnap
As long as there are states willing to negotiate payments with groups like ISIS, there will be a financial incentive to kidnap.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money|Charlie Winter|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This matters for trafficking because it costs a lot to kidnap someone and hold her against her will.
This man was taken from Libya and it is not legal to kidnap people from Libya.Libya Eyes Funding Al-Liby Defense In Terrorism Trial|Jamie Dettmer|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a result, Bo sent several hundred armed police to surround the U.S. Consulate, attempting to kidnap Wang.China’s Corruption Purge Continues Against Zhou Yongkang|Wenguang Huang, Pin Ho|September 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The CIA, he says, could “render” (i.e., kidnap) him at any time, which is highly unlikely but not symptomatic of the paranoid.Edward Snowden, We Love You: Why We Should Resist the Hero Worship|Michael Moynihan|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes you know they kidnap a man, make him sign a check and then hold him prisoner until they cash it.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick
Why should they kidnap two of the girls, as Jim thinks they did, unless for some special reason?The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
“Simply that they may try to kidnap one or all of us to get possession of the map,” he replied in a low voice.Captured by the Arabs|James H. Foster
"And so, thoughtless as you Americans are continually, you gave us an excellent chance to kidnap you," he went on.
Why kidnap us in the dark of night, and at a lonely spot like the one where we were?