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take a hostage

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  • hostage — n. 1) to take smb. hostage 2) to seize, take hostages 3) to hold smb. (as a) hostage * * * [ hɒstɪdʒ] take hostages to hold smb. (as a) hostage to seize to take smb. hostage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hostage — noun (C) 1 someone who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands: hold sb hostage (=keep someone as a hostage): The group are holding three western tourists hostage. | take sb hostage (=seize someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — take1 [ teık ] (past tense took [ tuk ] ; past participle tak|en [ teıkən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 move something/someone ▸ 2 cause someone/something to move ▸ 3 perform action ▸ 4 need something ▸ 5 accept ▸ 6 win prize/election ▸ 7 reach out and get ▸… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • take — I UK [teɪk] / US verb Word forms take : present tense I/you/we/they take he/she/it takes present participle taking past tense took UK [tʊk] / US past participle taken UK [ˈteɪkən] / US *** 1) [transitive] to move something or someone from one… …   English dictionary

  • take — I n. (colloq.) reaction 1) a double take ( delayed reaction ) (to do a double take) illegal payments 2) on the take (they were all on the take) ( they were all accepting bribes ) II v. 1) to take (a matter) lightly; seriously 2) (A) ( to carry )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hostage */ — UK [ˈhɒstɪdʒ] / US [ˈhɑstɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms hostage : singular hostage plural hostages a person who is the prisoner of someone who threatens to kill them if they do not get what they want The President is making every effort to… …   English dictionary

  • hostage — hos|tage [ hastıdʒ ] noun count * a person who is the prisoner of someone who threatens to kill them if they do not get what they want: The President is making every effort to obtain the release of the hostages. take someone hostage: Six visiting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Hostage Working Group — was organized by the US Department of State at the US Embassy in Baghdad in the summer of 2004 to monitor hostages in Iraq. Reported as meeting weekly to bring together officials from the FBI, the Defense Department, the State Department and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Take a Good Look (novel) — Take A Good Look is a 1990 children s novel by Jacqueline Wilson. Plot summaryMary is a ten year old partially sighted girl. She is tired of her lack of freedom due to her lack of eyesight, and one day when her Grandmother is asleep Mary sneaks… …   Wikipedia

  • Hostage — A hostage is a person or entity which is held by a captor. The original definition meant that this was handed over by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive… …   Wikipedia

  • Hostage (film) — Infobox Film | name =Hostage caption =Promotional poster for Hostage director = Florent Emilio Siri producer = Mark Gordon Arnold Rifkin Bruce Willis Bob Yari David Wally writer = Robert Crais (novel) Doug Richardson starring = Bruce Willis Kevin …   Wikipedia


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