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Past tense for to make a payment to secure the release of someone or something
“He repeatedly had to ransom prisoners taken in the course of Lombard raids, who would otherwise have been sold off as slaves.”
Past tense for to free, or be freed, from captivity by paying a price
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“They would eventually ransom Sarah, who was subsequently delivered to the Sisters at La Chine.”
Past tense for to hold (a captive) and demand a ransom for their release
“So some pirates now take hostages instead of ships or cargo, and ransom them for large sums of money.”
Past tense for intimidating for money
Past tense for to influence someone (usually dishonestly) in return for money
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