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"
An instance of kidnapping.
To seize and detain a person unlawfully; sometimes for ransom.
Origin: From kid + nap#Etymology 4
to take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place
Origin: [Kid a child + Prov. E. nap to seize, to grasp. Cf. Knab, Knap, Nab.]
The Doctor and his companions are on board an Earth ship trapped in orbit around the Sense-Sphere when it is boarded by the Sensorites, who steal the lock mechanism from the TARDIS.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kid′nap, v.t. to steal, as a human being:—pr.p. kid′napping; pa.t. and pa.p. kid′napped.—n. Kid′napper. [Vulgar kid (old thieves' cant, kinchin—Ger. kindchen), a child, and vulgar nab, to steal.]
ink pad, ink-pad, inkpad
The numerical value of kidnap in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of kidnap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Taliban did not kidnap our Hazara brothers in the past, and we know they also fight this new group, Daish.
I don't think the school has any place adjudicating things like rape, they don't do it with murder or kidnap, so why are they doing it with something just as hard to evaluate?
Ms. Huskins' whereabouts are unknown, and we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom, we're worried about Ms. Huskins' welfare. We don't know where she's at. And that's why we're coming to the public asking for their help.
Banking secrecy, in my view in times of Facebook and data all around the world, is going to be more important than before and not less important, if you know how much money somebody has, you also know how much you would get if you kidnap him.
More people are leaving TV behind to read my books than ever before. In the last year alone I gained over two readers (three, to be exact). So I’d like to take a moment and say thanks mom, dad, and kidnap victim I keep chained in the basement
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Translations for kidnap
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- خطف, خَطَفَArabic
- выкрада́ць, вы́красціBelarusian
- raptar, segrest, segrestar, rapteCatalan, Valencian
- únos, unéstCzech
- Menschenraub, Kinderraub, entführen, EntführungGerman
- secuestro, rapto, raptar, secuestrarSpanish
- kidnappaus, kidnapata, sieppaus, kaapata, siepataFinnish
- ravir, enlèvement, kidnapper, kidnappingFrench
- חטיפה, חטףHebrew
- अपहरण करनाHindi
- elrabol, embert rabol, emberrablásHungarian
- sequestrar, sequestroInterlingua
- rapire, sequestrare, sequestro, rapimentoItalian
- 誘拐, 拉致, 攫うJapanese
- 채가다, 훔치다, 납치, 拉致Korean
- ontvoeren, kidnappenDutch
- sequestro, sequestrarPortuguese
- укра́сть, ворова́ть, красть, сворова́ть, похищение, выкра́дывать, похища́ть, вы́красть, похи́титьRussian
- otmica, otetiSerbo-Croatian
- kidnappning, kidnappaSwedish
- teka nyaraSwahili
- викрада́ти, ви́крастиUkrainian
- bắt cócVietnamese
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