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Definition 1: pull away from the body - [verb of contact]

Samples where abduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this muscle abducts

(abduct is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

Definition 2: take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom - [verb of contact]

Samples where abduct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The industrialist's son was kidnapped

Synonyms for abduct in the sense of this definition

(abduct is a kind of ...) take or capture by force

"The terrorists seized the politicians" "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

(... is a kind of abduct ) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

"The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

(abduct belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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