Definitions for abductæbˈdʌkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, esp. to kidnap.
to move or draw away from the axis of the body or a limb
Ref: (opposed to adduct 1 ).
Origin of abduct:
1825–35; < L abductus, ptp. of abdūcere to draw away =ab-ab-+dūcere to lead
kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch(verb)
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
pull away from the body
"this muscle abducts"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to take sb away illegally
a man abducted by a terrorist group
To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.
To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.
Origin: * First attested in 1834.
to take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap
to draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position
Translations for abduct
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to take (someone) away against his will usually by trickery or violence; to kidnap
The president has been abducted.
- raptarPortuguese (BR)
- bortføre; kidnappeDanish
- raptar, secuestrarSpanish
- آدم ربایی کردنFarsi
- अपहरण करनाHindi
- nemaá brott, rænaIcelandic
- rapire, sequestrareItalian
- nolaupīt; aizvest (ar varu)Latvian
- آدم ربایی کردنPersian
- تښتونه، اختطافPashto
- a răpiRomanian
- (насильно) увозить; похищатьRussian
- röva bortSwedish
- 綁架Chinese (Trad.)
- викрадати силою, обманомUkrainian
- اغوا کرناUrdu
- bắt cócVietnamese
- 劫持，绑架Chinese (Simp.)
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