Abduct meaning

ăb-dŭkt
To carry off by force; kidnap.
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(physiol.) To pull (a part of the body) away from the median axis: said of a muscle.
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To take (a person) away unlawfully and by force or fraud; kidnap.
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(physiology) To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
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The definition of abduct is to illegally take away a person by using force or coercion.

An example of abduct is to take a rich person’s child for ransom.

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To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
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To carry or lead a person away from where he wants to be or wants to go by use of force, threats, or deception.
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To restrain or conceal a person in order to prevent his escape or rescue. See also kidnapping.
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To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap. [Early 17th century.]
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(physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart. [Early 17th century.]
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Origin of abduct

  • Latin abdūcere abduct- ab- away ab–1 dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (physiology): Back-formation from abduction..

    From Wiktionary