HyperDic: abduct

English > 2 senses of the word abduct:
VERBcontactabduct, kidnap, nobble, snatchtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
contactabductpull away from the body
abduct > pronunciation
Soundsaebdah'kt
Rhymesadduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > abduct: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymskidnap, nobble, snatch
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Narrowershanghai, impressTake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
BroaderseizeTake or capture by force
Spanishabducir, coger, pescar, raptar, secuestrar
Catalanagafar, prendre, raptar, segrestar
Nounsabductionthe criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member
abductorsomeone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
English > abduct: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPull away from the body.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"this muscle abducts"
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
OppositeadductDraw a limb towards the body
Nounsabduction(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
abductora muscle that draws a body part away from the median line

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