Definition of Abduct in English :

Define Abduct in English

Abduct meaning in English

Meaning of Abduct in English

Pronunciation of Abduct in English

Abduct pronunciation in English

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1. abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch

take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

Example Sentences:
'The industrialist's son was kidnapped'

2. abduct

pull away from the body

Example Sentences:
'this muscle abducts'

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verb (transitive)
to remove (a person) by force or cunning; kidnap
(of certain muscles) to pull (a leg, arm, etc) away from the median axis of the body
Compare adduct

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see synonyms of abduct
verb transitive
to take (a person) away unlawfully and by force or fraud; kidnap
2.  Physiology
to pull (a part of the body) away from the median axis: said of a muscle
see also adduct

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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.

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