|1.||[ verb ] take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom|
|Synonyms:||kidnap snatch abduct|
"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
|Related terms:||seize seize shanghai crime kidnapper abduction|
|2.||[ verb ] (criminal law) make off with belongings of others|
|Synonyms:||pilfer purloin lift abstract hook filch pinch sneak swipe snarf cabbage|
|Related terms:||steal booster pilferage|
|3.||[ verb ] deprive of by deceit|
|Synonyms:||defraud swindle con goldbrick scam bunco mulct gyp diddle victimize rook|
"He swindled me out of my inheritance" "She defrauded the customers who trusted her" "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
|Related terms:||cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler|
|4.||[ verb ] disable by drugging, as of a race horse|