verb (used with object), kid·napped or kid·naped, kid·nap·ping or kid·nap·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM kidnapkid·nap·pee, kid·nap·ee, nounkid·nap·per, kid·nap·er, nounun·kid·naped, adjectiveun·kid·napped, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for kidnap
The brothers, who fled violence in their country of origin, were kidnapped by human traffickers in Mexico in August.Texas activists rally behind human trafficking victims|Michael K. Lavers|November 18, 2020|Washington Blade
He said he was kidnapped in Mexico and forced to cross into the United States.Border Report: ‘They Can’t Continue Like This in Mexico’|Maya Srikrishnan|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
According to press reports, the journalist shouted that she was being kidnapped as the car sped away, and later that day her body was found in the neighboring region of Ingushetia with gunshot wounds in her head and chest.These 10 journalists have been killed and deserve justice immediately|Brett Haensel|November 2, 2020|Fortune
“Girl,” by Edna O’BrienThe author of the Country Girls trilogy was prompted by the 2014 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping to write this unsparing account of a Nigerian teenager who escapes her captors.
Then two of her sons and husband were kidnapped and the family had to pay exorbitant ransoms.Immigrants who are first-time voters know how much is at stake next week|Petula Dvorak|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
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.”
Besides, when he hears it's for that real heroine of a kidnapping story everybody was talking about, he'll be willing enough.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
You can terrify this woman with the thunders of the law if she persists in kidnapping children that don't belong to her.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
As a matter of course, the talk jumped first to the mysterious hold-up and kidnapping and the reason why.
I told her I was, and then she came around to the kidnapping business again of her own accord.
They've asked me to work out that kidnapping case in New Orleans—the Loutois child.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.