Adjective "kidnaped" definition and examples

(Kidnaped may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Abduct (someone) and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.
  1. 'Special refugee camps to prevent children being kidnapped by criminal gangs are to be set up.'
  2. 'He kidnaps Rebecca, and tries to make her love him.'
  3. 'Hence, he concocts a secondary project to finance the first: namely, kidnaping his wife for a large ransom.'
  4. 'Out of guilt, he kidnaps the baby girl and drops her off at the orphanage.'
  5. 'It's no wonder the local Harlem crime lord calls on him when his daughter is kidnapped by the Mafia.'
  6. 'When a mysterious winged villain kidnaps him, you are naturally concerned.'
  7. 'That's right; he kidnaps people, clones them, and then plans to release the clones to overrun the world.'
  8. 'She turned on the TV, and watched as old men discussed the events of the ‘Kidnapper’, a nickname given to a criminal who kidnaps women.'
  9. 'His brother abroad collected a ransom thinking he was kidnapped by petty criminals.'


The action of kidnapping someone.
  1. 'So all of our staff, with the exception of kidnap, are on a 45 minute notice to scramble.'
  2. 'At the same time, you want us to deal with terror, with murder, with kidnap, with rape.'
  3. 'Currently families who compel their children to marry can be charged only with offences such as assault or kidnap.'
  4. 'Many of the accused are alleged to have committed murder, kidnap and torture during the late 1970s.'
  5. 'Among those victims of kidnap, torture and murder were my own uncle, cousin and brother.'
  6. 'The kidnap was carried out without rousing family members or neighbours from sleep.'
  7. 'Their tactics of kidnap and blackmail shocked the world and I remember the cold shiver the very mention of their name sent down my spine as a child.'
  8. 'Original charges of indecent assault and kidnap were dropped and Atkinson was found guilty of a lesser charge of false imprisonment.'
  9. 'A man has been taken into custody and has been charged with attempted kidnap.'
  10. 'Details were released as detectives confirmed they now believed there was a sexual motive behind Hannah's kidnap and murder.'

More definitions

1. to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be kidnaped."


(kidnap)Late 17th century: back-formation from kidnapper, from kid + slang nap ‘nab, seize’.