The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spirit \Spir"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spirited; p. pr. & vb.
1. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to
inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition
of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
Many officers and private men spirit up and assist
those obstinate people to continue in their
2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by
the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or
The ministry had him spirited away, and carried
abroad as a dangerous person. --Arbuthnot &
I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of
Spiriting away (Law), causing to leave; the offense of
inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade
process requiring attendance at trial.