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What is another word for kidnapping?

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The crime of taking a person against their will, sometimes for ransom
“The attack was only the second known kidnapping of foreign women since the wave of kidnappings began earlier this year.”
The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create public fear through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda
Present participle for to seize and detain a person unlawfully or forcefully
“The police wanted Garrity on half a dozen charges, one of them being for attempting to kidnap the wife of a coffeehouse keeper.”
Present participle for to take something illegally or without permission
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Present participle for to capture by force
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