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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;
- Example: "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
[syn: kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kidnap \Kid"nap`\ (k[i^]d"n[a^]p`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kidnaped (k[i^]d"n[a^]pt`) or Kidnapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Kidnaping or Kidnapping.] [Kid a child + Prov. E. nap to seize, to grasp. Cf. Knab, Knap, Nab.] To take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place. --Abbott. [1913 Webster] You may reason or expostulate with the parents, but never attempt to kidnap their children, and to make proselytes of them. --Whately. [1913 Webster] Note: Originally used only of stealing children, but now extended in application to any human being, involuntarily abducted. Kidnaper
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

kidnap 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, snatch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "kidnap": abduce, abduct, capture, carry away, carry off, coax, crimp, decoy, entice, hold for ransom, impress, inveigh, lure, make off with, return, run away with, seduce, seize, shanghai, skyjack, snatch, spirit away, throttle, waylay