Definitions for abductæbˈdʌkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•ductæbˈdʌkt(v.t.)

  1. to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, esp. to kidnap.

  2. to move or draw away from the axis of the body or a limb

    Category: Physiology

    Ref: (opposed to adduct 1 ).

Origin of abduct:

1825–35; < L abductus, ptp. of abdūcere to draw away =ab-ab-+dūcere to lead

ab•duct•ee′(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. abduct(verb)

    pull away from the body

    "this muscle abducts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. abduct(verb)æbˈdʌkt

    to take sb away illegally

    a man abducted by a terrorist group

Wiktionary

  1. abduct(Verb)

    To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.

  2. abduct(Verb)

    To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.

  3. Origin: * First attested in 1834.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abduct(verb)

    to take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap

  2. Abduct(verb)

    to draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position


Translations for abduct

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abduct(verb)

to take (someone) away against his will usually by trickery or violence; to kidnap

The president has been abducted.

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