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kidnap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
kidnapkid‧nap /ˈkɪdnæp/ ●●○ verb (kidnapped, kidnapping also kidnaped, kidnaping American English) [transitive]  SCCTAKE/BRINGto take someone somewhere illegally by force, often in order to get money for returning themransom Police appealed for witnesses after a woman was kidnapped at gunpoint.kidnapper noun [countable] the hunt for the kidnapperkidnapping (also kidnap) noun [countable, uncountable] a series of kidnappings
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Examples from the Corpus
kidnapA spokesman for the parallel government said that the two men had been kidnapped.Terrorists have kidnapped a French officer and are demanding $400,000 from the French government.Ten tourists were kidnapped by militants in a remote southern area.He was kidnapped by vigilantes in El Centro, beaten and robbed, and then set on fire.The encounter ends with Robert incompetently kidnapping Celine.Everyone assumed that it was the kidnapped child, and the remains were hastily cremated.Hedayat Eslaminia was kidnapped from his Belmont apartment on July 30,1984.If you can, kidnap him!Then we get back to the taxi, and there you are waving your weaponry, and kidnapping us.
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Verb table
kidnap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykidnap
he, she, itkidnaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykidnapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave kidnapped
he, she, ithas kidnapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad kidnapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill kidnap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have kidnapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam kidnapping
he, she, itis kidnapping
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you, we, theyare kidnapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas kidnapping
you, we, theywere kidnapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been kidnapping
he, she, ithas been kidnapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been kidnapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be kidnapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been kidnapping
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