Kidnaped



[kid-nap] /ˈkɪd næp/

verb (used with object), kidnapped or kidnaped, kidnapping or kidnaping.
1.
to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
/ˈkɪdnæp/
verb -naps, -napping, -napped (US) -naps, -naping, -naped
1.
(transitive) to carry off and hold (a person), usually for ransom
v.

1680s, compound of kid (n.) “child” and nap “snatch away,” variant of nab; originally “steal children to provide servants and laborers in the American colonies.” Related: Kidnapped; kidnapping.

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