1. [syn: kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch]
2. pull away from the body;
- Example: "this muscle abducts"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abduct \Ab*duct"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abducted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Abducting.] [L. abductus, p. p. of abducere. See
1. To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a
human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to
2. To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: take away to an undisclosed location against their will and
usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's
son was kidnapped" [syn: kidnap, nobble, abduct,
2: pull away from the body; "this muscle abducts" [ant: