abduct

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.

Primary Meanings of abduct

1.
v
take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
2.
v
pull away from the body
Full Definitions of abduct
1

v take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

Synonyms:
kidnap, nobble, snatch
Types:
impress, shanghai
take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
Type of:
seize
take or capture by force
2

v pull away from the body

“this muscle abducts
Antonyms:
adduct
draw a limb towards the body
Type of:
draw, force, pull
cause to move by pulling