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 ransom ransom

noun

  • () payment for the release of someone  ( ransom )
    payment for the release of someone
  • () money demanded for the return of a captured person  ( ransom, ransom money )
    money demanded for the return of a captured person
  • the act of freeing from captivity or punishment  ( ransom )
    the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
  • verb

  • exchange or buy back for money; under threat  ( ransom, redeem )
    exchange or buy back for money; under threat


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