- (transitive) To seize and detain a person unlawfully; sometimes for ransom.
- 2002 September 6, Jess Harnell as Jerry and Katie Leigh as Alexandra “Alex”, “Model Citizens”, in Totally Spies!, season 1, episode 9, written by Michelle and Robert Lamoreaux, Teletoon, Marathon Media:
- Hello, ladies. How’s the Big Apple?
Rotten, Jerry. Clover’s been kidnapped.
Oh dear. That’s the second time this month.
to seize and detain a person unlawfully
kidnap (plural kidnaps)
an instance of kidnapping