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kidnap (v.)

1680年代,盗贼腔,是 kid (n.)"孩子"和 nap (v.)"抢走"的复合词,可能是 nab (v.)的变体。也许是由 kidnapper ,较早记载的回文。原指"在美国殖民地偷孩子提供仆人和劳工"。相关链接: Kidnapped ; kidnapping

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Definitions of kidnap from WordNet

kidnap (v.)
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;
The industrialist's son was kidnapped
Synonyms: nobble / abduct / snatch
From wordnet.princeton.edu