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ab·duct

 (ăb-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
1. To carry off by force; kidnap.
2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.

[Latin abdūcere, abduct- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·duct·ee′ n.
ab·duc′tion n.

abduct

(æbˈdʌkt)
vb (tr)
1. to remove (a person) by force or cunning; kidnap
2. (Physiology) (of certain muscles) to pull (a leg, arm, etc) away from the median axis of the body. Compare adduct
[C19: from the past participle of Latin abdūcere to lead away]
abˈductor n

ab•duct

(æbˈdʌkt)

v.t.
1. to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, esp. to kidnap.
2. to move or draw away from the axis of the body or a limb (opposed to adduct).
[1825–35; < Latin abductus, past participle of abdūcere to draw away =ab- ab- + dūcere to lead]
ab•duct•ee′, n.

abduct


Past participle: abducted
Gerund: abducting

Imperative
abduct
abduct
Present
I abduct
you abduct
he/she/it abducts
we abduct
you abduct
they abduct
Preterite
I abducted
you abducted
he/she/it abducted
we abducted
you abducted
they abducted
Present Continuous
I am abducting
you are abducting
he/she/it is abducting
we are abducting
you are abducting
they are abducting
Present Perfect
I have abducted
you have abducted
he/she/it has abducted
we have abducted
you have abducted
they have abducted
Past Continuous
I was abducting
you were abducting
he/she/it was abducting
we were abducting
you were abducting
they were abducting
Past Perfect
I had abducted
you had abducted
he/she/it had abducted
we had abducted
you had abducted
they had abducted
Future
I will abduct
you will abduct
he/she/it will abduct
we will abduct
you will abduct
they will abduct
Future Perfect
I will have abducted
you will have abducted
he/she/it will have abducted
we will have abducted
you will have abducted
they will have abducted
Future Continuous
I will be abducting
you will be abducting
he/she/it will be abducting
we will be abducting
you will be abducting
they will be abducting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abducting
you have been abducting
he/she/it has been abducting
we have been abducting
you have been abducting
they have been abducting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abducting
you will have been abducting
he/she/it will have been abducting
we will have been abducting
you will have been abducting
they will have been abducting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abducting
you had been abducting
he/she/it had been abducting
we had been abducting
you had been abducting
they had been abducting
Conditional
I would abduct
you would abduct
he/she/it would abduct
we would abduct
you would abduct
they would abduct
Past Conditional
I would have abducted
you would have abducted
he/she/it would have abducted
we would have abducted
you would have abducted
they would have abducted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abduct - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransomabduct - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
shanghai, impress - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
2.abduct - pull away from the bodyabduct - pull away from the body; "this muscle abducts"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
adduct - draw a limb towards the body; "adduct the thigh muscle"

abduct

verb kidnap, seize, carry off, run off with, run away with, make off with, snatch (slang) She was charged with abducting a six-month-old child.

abduct

verb
To seize and detain (a person) unlawfully:
Translations
يَخْطَفُيَخْطُف
unést
bortførekidnappe
forrabi
siepataabduktoidaryöstää
oteti
nema á brott, ræna
誘拐する
유괴하다
pagrobimaspagrobti
aizvestnolaupīt
ugrabiti
röva bort
ลักพาตัว
bắt cóc

abduct

[æbˈdʌkt] VTraptar, secuestrar

abduct

[æbˈdʌkt] vt [+ person, child] → enlever

abduct

vtentführen

abduct

[æbˈdʌkt] vtrapire

abduct

(əbˈdakt) verb
to take (someone) away against his will usually by trickery or violence; to kidnap. The president has been abducted.
abˈduction (-ʃən) noun

abduct

يَخْطَفُ unést bortføre entführen απάγω raptar, secuestrar siepata enlever oteti rapire 誘拐する 유괴하다 ontvoeren bortføre uprowadzić raptar похищать röva bort ลักพาตัว kaçırmak bắt cóc 绑架
References in classic literature ?
There were rain and sleet and snow and every sort of moisture, lying in wait to abduct it.
They thought that they would recognize her for such if she was indeed the same, but even so the testimony of the runner Kovudoo had sent to The Sheik was such as to assure them that the girl was the one they had once before attempted to abduct.
Had he found Dian the Beautiful, his half-savage mate, safe among his friends, or had Hooja the Sly One succeeded in his nefarious schemes to abduct her?