Abduct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æbˈdʌkt|  American pronunciation of the word abduct
Brit.  |əbˈdʌkt|  British pronunciation of the word abduct


- take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom (syn: kidnap, nobble, snatch)
- pull away from the body

this muscle abducts


...the gangsters planned to abduct the industrialist's young daughter and demand a huge ransom from her family...

She was abducted late last night.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: abduct
he/she/it: abducts
present participle: abducting
past tense: abducted
past participle: abducted
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