Definition of kidnapping noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

kidnapping

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BrE BrE//ˈkɪdnæpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪdnæpɪŋ//
 
(also kidnap)[uncountable, countable]
 
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the crime of taking somebody away illegally and keeping them as a prisoner, especially in order to get money or something else for returning them He admitted the charge of kidnap. the kidnapping of 12 US citizens

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