Definition of kidnapping in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪdnapɪŋ/


An act of abducting someone and holding them captive: the recent kidnapping of a Dutch industrialist
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  • There have been reports of recent attempted kidnappings, muggings and stabbings.
  • The nation never had so many murders, kidnappings and other serious crimes before in its history.
  • The backlash could include bombings, kidnappings, plane hijackings and even beheadings.
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