Noun Abducting Definition and Examples







Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
  1. 'You hear about people abducting kids all the time.'
  2. 'Young men with poor marriage prospects might attempt to abduct a woman and force her into marriage.'
  3. 'A failed attempt to abduct a legislator's son came to light yesterday, sending shock waves though the legislature's staff.'
  4. 'A woman who alleged she was abducted and raped is no longer helping detectives investigating the attack.'
  5. 'It has been alleged that the person who attempted to abduct the girl was a serving member of the force.'
  6. 'Even if it was a mistake to abduct her children following the trial, the children should not be punished for her mistake.'
  7. 'A WOMAN abducted by a knifeman in a busy Bolton street and forced to drive to Leeds was today recovering at home.'
  8. 'To prove loyalty to the cause, abducted children are often forced to kill family members or each other.'
  9. 'This was the second time for the rebels to set free abducted members of security forces in recent weeks.'
  10. 'Traffickers also kidnap and abduct their victims.'
(of a muscle) move (a limb or part) away from the midline of the body or from another part.
  1. 'The superior rectus and inferior rectus muscles abduct the eye.'
  2. 'The gluteus medius and minimus abduct and rotate the hip internally.'
  3. 'In the shoulder girdle, the serratus anterior and pectoralis minor muscles contract to abduct the scapula on the up phase.'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abduct)

Early 17th century: from Latin abduct- ‘led away’, from the verb abducere, from ab- ‘away, from’ + ducere ‘to lead’.

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