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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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Kidnap campaigns have been taking place on a daily basis now, reaching out to thousands of Palestinians since the start of the uprising in October.
Of course, measures like "chipping" do nothing to protect the recipients from kidnap gangs, who could simply amputate the implanted appendages and send them to family members as tokens of a ransom demand.
Author Jean McDermott-Lucey, Vice President, ACE International & Specialty Group, reports that kidnap and other global security threats are not limited to war zones or high-risk regions.