how to pronounce kidnap

/ˈkɪdˌnæp/

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kidnap is pronounced in two syllables

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kɪdnæp

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An example use of kidnap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… solution was to go to Chicago kidnap me …”

meaning of kidnap

Kidnap means to take someone away from their home or place of work by force, especially to hold them for ransom.

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