Definition Of abduct


(of a muscle) move (a limb or part) away from the midline of the body or from another part.

The superior rectus and inferior rectus muscles abduct the eye.

take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.

the millionaire who disappeared may have been abducted

Example Of abduct

  • A failed attempt to abduct a legislator's son came to light yesterday, sending shock waves though the legislature's staff.

  • A new law took effect last year that makes it illegal to abduct young girls and force them into marriage.

  • A WOMAN abducted by a knifeman in a busy Bolton street and forced to drive to Leeds was today recovering at home.

  • A woman who alleged she was abducted and raped is no longer helping detectives investigating the attack.

  • But what possible motive would a person have for abducting Mike?

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