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synonyms for kidnap

  • capture
  • hijack
  • seize
  • snatch
  • steal
  • coax
  • decoy
  • entice
  • grab
  • impress
  • inveigh
  • lure
  • pirate
  • remove
  • seduce
  • shanghai
  • skyjack
  • waylay
  • body snatch
  • bundle off
  • carry away
  • carry off
  • lay hands on
  • make off with
  • run away with
  • spirit away
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antonyms for kidnap

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  • free
  • give
  • let go
  • liberate
  • receive
  • release
  • allow
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • repulse
  • turn off
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So, it is disequilibrium behavior — as long as everyone pays, there is no need to kidnap anybody.
WHEN YOUR SAFETY BECOMES MY DANGER (EP. 432)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Face recognition, used with careful limitations, could help identify children who’ve been kidnapped or trafficked.
WHY KIDS NEED SPECIAL PROTECTION FROM AI’S INFLUENCEKAREN HAOSEPTEMBER 17, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Cut through zip tiesImagine you’ve been kidnapped and bound with zip ties!
THIS ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL TOOL CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE 10 DIFFERENT WAYSBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFESEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Days later, seven-year-old Fátima Aldrighett – kidnapped while waiting for her mother to pick her up from school – was found naked in a plastic bag.
MEXICO’S OTHER EPIDEMIC: MURDERED WOMENLGBTQ-EDITORMAY 30, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Concerned she’d been kidnapped, people across Mexico mobilized to find her.
MEXICO’S OTHER EPIDEMIC: MURDERED WOMENLGBTQ-EDITORMAY 30, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Most exquisite Chiffinch, thou art turned micher as well as padder—Canst both rob a man and kidnap him!
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
As the sergeant departed he warned Mr. Traill, laughingly, that he meant to kidnap Bobby the very first chance he got.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
Two gentlemen of this city were eminently, but secretly, active in their attempt to kidnap their victim.
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
Mr. Traill fixed an accusing eye on the soldier, remembering suddenly his laughing threat to kidnap Bobby.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
The Federal Judges sought to kidnap the citizens of Boston and to punish all such as opposed man-stealing.
THE TRIAL OF THEODORE PARKERTHEODORE PARKER
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WORDS RELATED TO KIDNAP

  • carry off
  • dognap
  • grab
  • kidnap
  • make off with
  • put the snatch on
  • remove
  • seize
  • shanghai
  • snatch
  • sneeze
  • spirit away
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