abduct


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abduct

verb carry away, convey away, decamp, deprive, ensnare, impress, kidnap, pirate, purloin, ravish, shanghai, spirit away, subjugate, take away, take by force, take surreptitiously
Associated concepts: kidnapping
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons taken by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: carry away, hijack, kidnap
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Inspector Martin Melia, of Merseyside Police, said: "There is no evidence to suggest that a stranger who approached a garden in Duke Street was trying to abduct the boy playing inside.
He is inclined to abduct white females, 15 to 25 years of age, with blonde hair and blue eyes, in an outside setting.
A freed Georgia rapist who was convicted of stalking one woman and trying to abduct another within a half-hour span in Palmdale was sentenced Tuesday to spend 81 years or life in prison.