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kidnap

verb abduct, bear off, capture, carry off, conney away, ensnare, hold for ransom, impress, put under duress, run away with, run off with, seize, shanghai, snatch, spirit away, steal away, take away, take by force, unlawfully seize, waylay
Associated concepts: false imprisonment
Foreign phrases: A piratis aut latronibus capti liberi perranent.Persons captured by pirates or robbers remain free.
See also: abduct, carry away
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The police safely recovered the kidnappee and arrested the kidnapper Sehr Gl s/o Siyal and recovered two hand grenades, one Kalashnikov and pistol from him.
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At various times, Collings has been an artist, art-magazine editor, BBC journalist, and teenage kidnappee - of "the Bohemian class, which is a branch of the middle class.