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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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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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Abduction, Reason, and Science is a book for those interested in the subject of discovery who are willing to get an integrated picture from philosophy, cognitive science, and computer science, all disciplines concerned with the question of creative reasoning.
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He said, 'On the instructions of prime minister, I will visit Karachi soon and meet PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto to discuss the issues of child abduction'.
often people children that greatest "While many people might think child abductions are parental - so a parent not returning a child home to their primary caregiver - that only accounts for around a fifth of all abductions.
Abduction of women to force them into marriage should be ranked as crime against personal human freedom.
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