Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of abduct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; -- used especially of muscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part

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Examples

  • The Japanese, in abducting children from foreign countries, many times against court orders, and sometimes using false passports, are committing FELONY CRIMES in the nation from which the abduction took place.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Parental child abduction

  • The majority of the world recognizes that North Korea committed international crimes in abducting those citizens, and likewise the rest of the world recognizes that Japan has and still is committing international crimes by allowing international child abductions to occur.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: Parental child abduction

  • While the curiosity-seeking policeman was garroting Benjamin Franklin, with the idea of abducting him, a small monkey, flung from the windowsill by the strong hand of an impatient fireman, made a straight dive, hitting Poor Richard just below the waistcoat, and passing through his stomach, as fairly as the Harlequin in the ` Green Monster 'pantomime ever pierced the picture with the slit in it, which always hangs so conveniently low and near.

    Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum

  • That God, as go-between for Jupiter, was often involved in the most hazardous enterprises, such as abducting Io, who was guarded by Argus of the hundred eyes; Mercury I say, was the God of concord, or eloquence, and of mystery.

    Satyricon

  • Given an increasing incidence of Japanese parents '' abducting '' their children to Japan even though their spouses of different nationality have custody over the children, Miliband stressed the need to tackle the issue.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • Remember the 14-year-old kid in Orlando arrested for "abducting" a little girl?

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  • The husband returned to England and was jailed for 16 months for "abducting" the boy, even though the child was desperate to join his mother.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Accusing the government of "abducting" her husband, his wife Anoma asked for help to trace his whereabouts, charging that the authorities had cut him off from even his family.

    The Statesman

  • She accused the government of "abducting" her husband, and issued an appeal for help to trace his whereabouts, charging that the authorities had cut him off from even his family.

    Analysis

  • Four German pensioners on trial for 'abducting' assets manager

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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