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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