What does the word kidnap mean?

Usage examples for kidnap

  1. When your young man has registered, I'll see that you get married, if I have to kidnap a preacher to do it. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. " Perhaps Rita may be induced to kidnap herself," remarked Billy. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  3. Pretending to be inspired by a courage of which they are incapable, the North American seamen undertake as an enterprise capable of realization the substitution of protestantism for the Catholic religion you profess, to treat you as tribes refractory to civilization, to take possession of your riches as if they were unacquainted with the rights of property, and kidnap those persons whom they consider useful to man their ships or to be exploited in agricultural or individual labor. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White