To abduct someone is to commit the crime of kidnapping person and holding them for ransom.

Being abducted is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Fortunately, it's very rare. To abduct is to kidnap — to take someone against their will and imprison them. After an abduction, the abductors (kidnappers) may send a ransom note, asking for money.

Definitions of abduct
  1. verb
    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    synonyms: kidnap, nobble, snatch
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    impress, shanghai
    take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
    type of:
    take or capture by force
  2. verb
    pull away from the body
    “this muscle abducts
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    draw a limb towards the body
    type of:
    draw, force, pull
    cause to move by pulling
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