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abduct (someone) from

To kidnap. Someone abducted that little girl from her parents' home in the middle of the night. I hope the dog wasn't abducted from our yard.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

abduct someone from someone or something

to take away or kidnap a person from someone or from a particular place, usually in secret. The thugs abducted the child from her mother.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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TAHRAN (CyHAN)- Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release Iranian pilgrims abducted in Syria, the local media reported on Sunday.
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NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: A farmer, belonging to Iraq's Yezidi sect, has been abducted by armed men, while working in his farm west of Mosul, the center of northern Iraq's Ninewa Province, a Ninewa security source said on Wednesday.
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PESHAWAR (PAN): Unidentified gunmen abducted an Afghan trader in Peshawar city of neighboring Pakistan, relatives said on Thursday.