verb (used with object), kid·napped or kid·naped, kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing.
Origin of kidnap
Examples from the Web for kidnapping
Lalo said he reported the kidnapping to his ICE handlers, which was confirmed by a former federal agent familiar with the case.
Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More recently, Boko Haram shocked the world by kidnapping 276 female students and threatened to traffic them.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, we should expect a rise in kidnapping for ransom.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money|Charlie Winter|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rõivas called the kidnapping of a counterintelligence official a serious crime “unacceptable to any Estonian.”
The shame and scandal of kidnapping will long remain wholly monopolized by the American congress.My Bondage and My Freedom|Frederick Douglass
It—for instance, it might be abduction, kidnapping—for a ransom.The Window at the White Cat|Mary Roberts Rinehart
And it is thus I should explain the kidnapping habits of the red ants.The Insect|Jules Michelet
A warrant was also issued for the arrest of Colonel Williams, the leader of the kidnapping party.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
Kidnapping was so common, while I lived with the Doctor, that we were kept in constant fear.