Definition of KIDNAP

to carry away (as a person) forcibly or unlawfully <the child of the wealthy industrialist was kidnapped and held for ransom>
Synonyms abduct
Related Words capture, crimp, impress, seize, shanghai, waylay; abscond (with), snatch, spirit; hijack (also highjack); catch, cop [slang], steal, take
Phrases make away with, make off with, run off with

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