kidnapped kidnapped  /ˈkɪd ˌnæpt/


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


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  1. From a Beijing newspaper comes a disturbing story about two teenagers who were lured to Burma with the prospect of jobs, then kidnapped and held for ransom.
  2. A band of Cilician pirates kidnapped a 25-year old Roman nobleman on the way to Rhodes.
  3. Two days after she was kidnapped in Baghdad, the media breaks the news of the plight of one of its own.


  1. San Diego teen kidnapped, flown to Florida by man he met online

    A missing Escondido teen has been found thousands of miles away from home. Authorities say he was kidnapped and flown to Florida by a man he met online.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

  2. Memorial service planned for kidnapped Iowa teen

    A memorial service was planned for the 15-year-old Iowa girl whose body was discovered in the Des Moines River more than two weeks after she and another girl were kidnapped.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WQAD Moline

  3. Police: NM teen kidnapped over stolen Xbox claim

    Police: NM teen kidnapped over stolen Xbox claim Police: NM teen kidnapped over stolen Xbox claim According to Las Cruces police, the suspects kidnapped the 18-year-old and held him to a chair by using duct tape.
    on June 10, 2013     Source:


  1. Mr Brown said: "I am pleased to confirm the safe release of Matthew Maguire, the British oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria on 9 September 2008. This news comes a great relief to all concerned and I am glad that, for Mr Maguire and his family and...
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  2. "The Iraqi NOC president and his collegues were kidnapped four months ago and they're all still missing. Please let them free," Rogge said. "Let them return home to their families so that they can work for youth and peace in their country."
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Jacques Rogge Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I was treated well, but I don't know why I was kidnapped," Carroll, 28, said in an interview with Baghdad television.
    on Mar 30, 2006 By: Jill Carroll Source: USA Today

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