abducting abducting  /æb ˈdək tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part

Usage(s):

  1. The FBI says killer truckers are abducting prostitutes and other women at truck stops, raping them and leaving their bodies along the nation's highways.
  2. Convicted arsonist Ottis Elwood Toole twice confessed to abducting Adam Walsh, 6, whose 1981 disappearance inspired his father John's advocacy for missing children.
  3. After abducting his then 7-year-old daughter Reigh Boss from a Boston street in the summer of 2008, Rockefeller now faces charges of assault and kidnapping as well.

News

  1. Not-guilty plea in kidnapping

    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of abducting three women and torturing them during a decade of captivity, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 329 criminal counts, including kidnapping and rape.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to 329 charges in Cleveland kidnappings

    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of abducting three women and torturing them during a decade of captivity, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 329 criminal counts, including kidnapping and rape.Castro entered the plea at a brief hearing. He bowed his head the entire time.The women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — escaped May 6 after Berry broke through a storm door and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Police Seek Corona Man Suspected Of Abducting, Beating Girlfriend

    Police are seeking the public's help in locating a Corona man suspected of abducting and severely beating his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

Quotes

  1. "We unconditionally forgive our captors for abducting and holding us," Canadians Harmeet Singh Sooden and James Loney and Briton Norman Kember said in a statement released to coincide with a news conference in London. "We have no desire to...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Norman Kember Source: Canada.com

  2. Meanwhile, Thompson said, the BBC is "increasingly concerned about the physical and mental toll his incarceration must be taking on him. There is no possible justification for abducting a journalist in this way," Thompson said.
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Mark Thompson Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said "those responsible for abducting Margaret stand condemned by everyone throughout the entire international community."
    on Nov 17, 2004 By: Bertie Ahern Source: USA Today

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