1. kidnapping

noun. ['ˈkɪdˌnæpɪŋ'] (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment.


  • capture
  • seizure

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Rhymes with Kidnapping

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How do you pronounce kidnapping?

Pronounce kidnapping as ˈkɪdˌnæpɪŋ.

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Sentences with kidnapping

1. Noun, singular or mass
Embezzlement was one of the many crimes for which the perpetrators of the kidnapping were found guilty.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
For example, crime such as pick pocketing, assault and kidnapping happen in the country.

Quotes about kidnapping

1. Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

2. Charlie whistled "Amazing Grace"as he drove. It was all I could do not to whip my head around and snap, Are you kidding me? Couldn't he pick something more appropriate, like "Shout at the Devil"or "Don't fear the Reaper"? Some people had no sense of the proper music for a kidnapping.
- Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave