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Meaning of kidnap

kid•nap

Pronunciation: (kid'nap), [key]
— -napped -naped, -nap•ping -nap•ing.
  1. to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, esp. for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
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