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Abduct   /æbdˈəkt/   Listen
Abduct

verb
(past & past part. abducted; pres. part. abducting)
1.
Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom.  Synonyms: kidnap, nobble, snatch.
2.
Pull away from the body.



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"Abduct" Quotes from Famous Books



... a stab of distaste for the role being forced upon him. When he had visualized the Medic he must abduct to serve the Queen in her need, he had not expected to have to kidnap a family man. Only the knowledge that he did have the extra suit, and that he had made the outward trip without dangerous exposure, bolstered up his determination to see the ...
— Plague Ship • Andre Norton

... and one of his policemen got inside with Myra, to take her home. The policeman was also instructed to remain on guard outside through the night, in case Dexter and his confederate should feel inclined to make another attempt to abduct the little one. ...
— The Grammar School Boys of Gridley - or, Dick & Co. Start Things Moving • H. Irving Hancock

... face of Daisy Brooks ever to haunt me thus?" she cried out, impatiently. "How was I to know she was to die?" she muttered, excitedly. "I simply meant to have Stanwick abduct her from the seminary that Rex might believe him her lover and turn to me for sympathy. I will not think of it," she cried; "I am not one to flinch from a course of action I have marked out for myself, no matter what the consequences may be, if I ...
— Daisy Brooks - A Perilous Love • Laura Jean Libbey

... liberal policy towards the negro, that it would occasion a reaction in the public sentiment which would compel them to abandon their abolition doctrine and practice, for their own self-protection. We should then hear of fewer attempts to abduct slaves from the slave-holding states; and abolitionists would be content to allow slaves to remain under the care and protection of their masters. Even though at heart sympathizing with the oppressed and task-worn negro, and yearning towards him with all the love of the professed ...
— The Sable Cloud - A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861) • Nehemiah Adams

... of that—what I have said," reaffirmed Craig, venomously. "But look here, Mern, you can't go up into that region, where everything is wide open to all men, and kill a man or abduct him. I'm obliged to gum-shoe. I have to keep my own executive details away from the home office, even. We're waiting on the courts for law and on the legislature for more favors." Craig was sweating copiously, and he wiped his forehead with the back of his hand. ...
— Joan of Arc of the North Woods • Holman Day

... bowing. "I am entirely at your service." He turned a little to Ruth. "I see that you have a most determined cavalier. I suppose he'll instantly abduct you and sweep you away from ...
— Ronicky Doone • Max Brand



Words linked to "Abduct" :   seize, kidnap, abductor, criminal offense, crime, criminal offence, nobble, law-breaking, adduct, offense, impress, pull, draw, force, shanghai, offence



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