take (someone) prisoner

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take (someone) prisoner

: to capture and make (someone) one's prisoner
  • They took him prisoner.
  • The pilot was shot down and taken prisoner.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

prisoner play
  1. : a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody

  2. : someone restrained as if in prison


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