[ kid-nap ]
/ ˈkɪd næp /
verb (used with object), kid·napped or kid·naped, kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing.
to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
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SYNONYMS FOR kidnap
seize, bear off, bear away.
OTHER WORDS FROM kidnapkid·nap·pee, kid·nap·ee, nounkid·nap·per, kid·nap·er, nounun·kid·naped, adjectiveun·kid·napped, adjective
Words nearby kidnap
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British Dictionary definitions for kidnappee
/ (ˈkɪdnæp) /
verb -naps, -napping or -napped or US -naps, -naping or -naped
(tr) to carry off and hold (a person), usually for ransom
Derived forms of kidnapkidnapper or US kidnaper, nounkidnapping or US kidnaping, noun
Word Origin for kidnap
C17: kid 1 + obsolete nap to steal; see nab
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