Kidnap

  • 1 Kidnap — Pays d’origine Blois,  France Genre musical Punk rock Années d activité 1978 1991 …

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  • 2 kidnap — kid·nap / kid ˌnap/ vt kid·napped or kid·naped / ˌnapt/, kid·nap·ping, or, kid·nap·ing, / ˌna piŋ/ [probably back formation from kidnapper, from kid child + obsolete napper thief]: to seize and confine or carry away by force or fraud and often… …

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  • 3 Kidnap — Kid nap (k[i^]d n[a^]p ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kidnaped} (k[i^]d n[a^]pt ) or {Kidnapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kidnaping} or {Kidnapping}.] [Kid a child + Prov. E. nap to seize, to grasp. Cf. {Knab}, {Knap}, {Nab}.] To take (any one) by force or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 kidnap — (v.) 1680s, compound of KID (Cf. kid) (n.) child and nap snatch away, variant of NAB (Cf. nab); originally steal children to provide servants and laborers in the American colonies. Related: Kidnapped; kidnapping …

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  • 5 kidnap — *abduct …

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  • 6 kidnap — has inflected forms kidnapped, kidnapping in BrE; in AmE the forms kidnaped, kidnaping are also used …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 kidnap — [v] abduct; hold for ransom body snatch*, bundle off, capture, carry away, carry off, coax, decoy, entice, grab, hijack, impress, inveigh, lay hands on, lure, make off with*, pirate, remove, run away with, seduce, seize, shanghai*, skyjack,… …

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  • 8 kidnap — ► VERB (kidnapped, kidnapping; US also kidnaped, kidnaping) ▪ abduct and hold (someone) captive, typically to obtain a ransom. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of kidnapping. DERIVATIVES kidnapper noun …

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  • 9 kidnap — [kid′nap΄] vt. kidnapped or kidnaped, kidnapping or kidnaping [ KID, n. 5 + dial. nap: see NAB] 1. to steal (a child) 2. to seize and hold or carry off (a person) against that person s will, by force or fraud, often for ransom kidnapper n …

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  • 10 kidnap — [[t]kɪ̱dnæp[/t]] kidnaps, kidnapping, kidnapped (in AM, also use kidnaped, kidnaping) 1) VERB To kidnap someone is to take them away illegally and by force, and usually to hold them prisoner in order to demand something from their family,… …

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  • 11 kidnap — I UK [ˈkɪdnæp] / US [ˈkɪdˌnæp] verb [transitive] Word forms kidnap : present tense I/you/we/they kidnap he/she/it kidnaps present participle kidnapping past tense kidnapped past participle kidnapped * to illegally take someone away and make them… …

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  • 12 kidnap — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Kidnap is used before these nouns: ↑victim {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Kidnap is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑alien Kidnap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑child …

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  • 13 kidnap — 01. A local father who was angry after losing custody of his children following his divorce has [kidnapped] the two children, and fled the country. 02. A rich businessman was [kidnapped] at gunpoint by four masked men. 03. The [kidnapping] of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 kidnap — kid|nap1 [ kıd,næp ] verb transitive * to illegally take someone away and make them a prisoner, especially in order to make their family or government give you money or allow you to do what you want: Three American tourists are reported to have… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 kidnap — v. To redraw electoral boundaries so that most or all of an incumbent s district becomes part of another district that has a popular incumbent from the same party, meaning the two must run against each other. Example Citations: The goals of… …

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  • 16 kidnap — kid|nap [ˈkıdnæp] v past tense and past participle kidnapped present participle kidnapping also past tense and past participle kidnaped present participle kidnaping AmE [T] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: kid child + nap to take, seize (17 19 centurie …

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  • 17 kidnap — verb they attempted to kidnap the president s child Syn: abduct, carry off, capture, seize, snatch, take hostage …

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  • 18 kidnap — [ˈkɪdnæp] verb [T] I to illegally take someone away and make them a prisoner, especially in order to make their family or a government give you money kidnapper noun [C] II noun [C/U] kidnap; kidnapping [ˈkɪdnæp] the act of kidnapping someone …

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  • 19 kidnap — /ˈkɪdnæp / (say kidnap) verb (t) (kidnapped or, US, kidnaped, kidnapping or, US, kidnaping) to steal or abduct (a child or other person); carry off (a person) against their will by unlawful force or by fraud, often with a demand for ransom. {kid1 …

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  • 20 kidnap — transitive verb ( napped; also kidnaped; napping; also naping) Etymology: probably back formation from kidnapper, from kid + obsolete napper thief Date: 1682 to seize and detain or carry away by unlawful force or fraud and often with a demand for …

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