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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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The rebels also abducted a relative of the couple, along with a barangay councilor and some tanods but released them later.
8, rebels also abducted Jun-jun Custodio and his son Marjun in Maco, Compostela Valley, Batchar added
Why are children abducted? Interpretation of offender motivations and behaviors often is complicated, [5] particularly in abduction cases where children simply seem to vanish.
They report a child as missing or abducted to hide their involvement in the child's death or conceal their knowledge of the child's location.
Consequently, determining whether someone has legitimately abducted a child, particularly if the missing child is a teenager, often is not obvious or easy.
They illustrate the patterns typically seen in cases where a child is reported to police as missing and potentially abducted. These typologies may not represent all child abduction incidents.
Typically, these women abduct newborns from hospitals or from the child's home, and often live miles away from the place of the abduction.