kidnap

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Etymology[edit]

From kid (child) + nap (nab, grab)

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kidnap (third-person singular simple present kidnaps, present participle kidnapping or kidnaping, simple past and past participle kidnapped or kidnaped)

  1. (transitive) To seize and detain a person unlawfully; sometimes for ransom.

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kidnap (plural kidnaps)

  1. An instance of kidnapping.

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kidnap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kidnappen
  2. imperative of kidnappen