Definitions for kidnapˈkɪd næp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kid•napˈkɪd næp(v.t.)-napped; -naped, -nap•ping; -nap•ing.
to carry off (a person) by force or fraud, esp. for use as a hostage or to extract ransom; abduct.
Origin of kidnap:
1675–85; kid1+nap, var. of nab
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to take sb prisoner, especially in order to demand money, a prisoner's release, etc.
He had been kidnapped by extremists.
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
Translations for kidnap
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to carry off (a person) by force, often demanding money in exchange for his safe return
He is very wealthy and lives in fear of his children being kidnapped.
- يَخْطُف، يَخْتَطِفArabic
- raptarPortuguese (BR)
- secuestrar, raptarSpanish
- inimest röövimaEstonian
- آدم ربایی کردنFarsi
- अपहरण करनाHindi
- rapire, sequestrareItalian
- nolaupīt (bērnu); ar varu aizvest (kādu)Latvian
- kidnappe, bortføreNorwegian
- ،اختطاف آدم ربایی کردنPersian
- اختطاف،انسان تښتونهPashto
- a kidnapa, a răpiRomanian
- похищать (людей)Russian
- (adam) kaçırmakTurkish
- 綁架Chinese (Trad.)
- اغوا کرناUrdu
- bắt cócVietnamese
- 绑架Chinese (Simp.)
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