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Verb: abduct  ub'dúkt
  1. (crime) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    "The industrialist's son was abducted";
    - kidnap, nobble [Brit], snatch
  2. Pull away from the body
    "this muscle abducts"

Derived forms: abducts, abducting, abducted

Type of: draw, force, pull, seize

Antonym: adduct

Encyclopedia: Abduct