take (someone) prisoner

idiom

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

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“Take (someone) prisoner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28someone%29%20prisoner. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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