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  • v. Present participle of kidnap.
  • n. The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of stealing, abducting, or carrying off a human being forcibly.

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

  • n. (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

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