to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap.
Physiology. to move or draw away from the axis of the body or limb (opposed to ).
The day before there had been an attempt to abduct him, she says.
‘In Cold Blood’ in Ukraine Jamie Dettmer May 2, 2014
When Syrian soldiers from the Interior Ministry roared up in a white Toyota van to abduct me, I was startled.
How I Escaped Assad’s Army in Syria Jamie Dettmer November 24, 2013
“I thought no one could enter the tank and abduct me,” he said.
Gilad Shalit’s Five Years in Gaza Dan Ephron October 18, 2012
“At the very least, that fellow has tried to abduct this young lady,” added Orme.
The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
abduct a young woman, risk prison, and then afraid to lay hands on her!
The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
When he threatened three weeks ago to abduct me and let me witness his next crime, I realized that here was my chance.
The Black Star Johnston McCulley
That means that nobody gets a show to abduct ’em while you’re around, I take it?
Julia The Apostate Josephine Daskam
If he could not abduct Barbara and go free, he would kill himself when they came to take him.
The Penalty Gouverneur Morris
And you would not have found it necessary to abduct my daughter.
Arsne Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes Maurice LeBlanc
Was it like devotion to me that you should try to abduct La Belle Stamboulane in the public street?
The Son of Clemenceau Alexandre (fils) Dumas
to remove (a person) by force or cunning; kidnap
(of certain muscles) to pull (a leg, arm, etc) away from the median axis of the body Compare adduct
“to kidnap,” 1834, probably a back-formation from abduction; cf. abduce. Related: Abducted; abducting.
abduct ab·duct (āb-dŭkt’)
v. ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
a person who has been .
act of . the state of being . Law. the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, especially by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parent. a syllogism whose major premise is certain but whose minor premise is probable. Contemporary Examples Did he denounce the involvement of organized […]
a person who . any muscle that (opposed to ). Contemporary Examples In the nearly four months since then, her parents have only grown more haunted by the specter of her abductor. Vanished From Her College Campus Evie M. Salomon September 23, 2011 Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and […]
- Abductor muscle of big toe
abductor muscle of big toe abductor muscle of big toe n. A muscle with origin from the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity, and the plantar aponeurosis, with insertion into the medial side of the proximal phalanx of the big toe, with nerve supply from the medial plantar nerve, and whose action abducts the big […]
- Abductor muscle of little finger
abductor muscle of little finger abductor muscle of little finger n. A muscle with origin from the pisiform bone and pisohamate ligament, with insertion into the medial side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the little finger, with nerve supply from the ulnar nerve, and whose action abducts and flexes the little finger.