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kidnapping

noun
variants: also kidnaping

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the unlawful or forcible carrying away of a person or animal
  • an alert system for the prompt reporting of juvenile kidnappings

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kidnapping

verb
variants: also kidnaping
present participle of kidnap

Synonyms & Antonyms of kidnapping (Entry 2 of 2)

to carry away (as a person) forcibly or unlawfully
  • the child of the wealthy industrialist was kidnapped and held for ransom

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“Kidnapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/kidnapping. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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