Hostage

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Definition

to take somebody hostage: to kidnap somebody, to take somebody captive or prisoner, to steal somebody
noun

to hold, to keep someone hostage: to have, to maintain someone against their will until a demand is met
idiom

Examples

  • "Hannah : His hostage?"
  • "Rupert : The pirates are demanding a ransom of $2 million for the safe return of the hostages, believed to be a couple in their thirties."
  • "Oh, one of the hostages seems to be injured!"
  • "Edward : And that he'll keep me hostage, until."
  • "Then he'll hold you hostage."
  • "In this case, you no longer possess the hostage."
  • "Ivory Coast: three German tourists have been taken hostage!"
  • "Edward : His hostage."
  • "I'm here because two European tourists - Dutch to be precise - have been taken hostage by pirates."
  • "Rebels are demanding $4 billion in ransom and have threatened to remove the hostages' hairs one by one tomorrow morning."

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