The definition of "Kidnap"


[kid-nap] Show IPA
–verb (used with object), -napped or -naped, -nap·ping or -nap·ing.
to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, esp. for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
1675–85; kid1 + nap, var. of nab

—Related forms
kid·nap·pee, kid·nap·ee, noun
kid·nap·per, kid·nap·er, noun
un·kid·naped, adjective
un·kid·napped, adjective

—Can be confused:  hijack, kidnap, shanghai, skyjack.

seize, bear off, bear away.

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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

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Created by vaporstation 3 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 11 weeks ago
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I thought it was a bit

vaporstation 3 years 11 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago

I thought it was a bit over-dramatic the first few times I heard the FTL crew referring to arrest as kidnapping, but the definition is pretty telling.

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