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ransom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
ransomran‧som1 /ˈrΓ¦nsΙ™m/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SCan amount of money that is paid to free someone who is held as a prisoner πŸ”Š The kidnappers were demanding a ransom of $250,000. πŸ”Š The government refused to pay the ransom.ransom demand/note πŸ”Š There has still been no ransom demand. πŸ”Š He’s got the ransom money.2 β†’ hold somebody for ransom3 β†’ hold somebody to ransom
Examples from the Corpus
ransomβ€’ Note from Heron's Liberation Front demanding ransom for return of Gnome.β€’ But dead men paid no ransoms.β€’ I read the appeal in the newspapers for Madame V to come forward, but they said nothing about abduction or ransom.β€’ But sometimes I want to be pampered like royalty - without having to pay a king's ransom.β€’ It wouldn't matter if you'd been promised a king's ransom if you achieved a lucky jump to the scorpion.β€’ After the families of the two men were contacted, the ransom was upped to $ 1 million.β€’ Maybe the scarred man had suspected something and wanted a cut of the ransom.demanding ... ransomβ€’ Note from Heron's Liberation Front demanding ransom for return of Gnome.β€’ We are used to evil men demanding a ransom before their victim can be released.
Related topics: Crime & law
ransomransom2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š SCto pay an amount of money so that someone who is being held as a prisoner is set free πŸ”Š They were all ransomed and returned unharmed.
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Examples from the Corpus
ransomβ€’ They were all ransomed and returned unharmed.β€’ North, carefully distracting Livingstone from the thought that hostages might have been ransomed for arms, gave him the Whole Picture.β€’ We know that many among ourselves have given themselves to bondage that they might ransom others.
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Verb table
ransom
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyransom
he, she, itransoms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyransomed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ransomed
he, she, ithas ransomed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ransomed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ransom
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ransomed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ransoming
he, she, itis ransoming
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you, we, theyare ransoming
Past
I, he, she, itwas ransoming
you, we, theywere ransoming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ransoming
he, she, ithas been ransoming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ransoming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ransoming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ransoming
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