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1 ransom /ˈrænsəm/ noun
plural ransoms
1 ransom
/ˈrænsəm/
noun
plural ransoms
Learner's definition of RANSOM
: money that is paid in order to free someone who has been captured or kidnapped
[count]
[noncount]
sometimes used figuratively
see also king's ransom
2 ransom /ˈrænsəm/ verb
ransoms; ransomed; ransoming
2 ransom
/ˈrænsəm/
verb
ransoms; ransomed; ransoming
Learner's definition of RANSOM
[+ object]
: to pay money in order to free (a person who has been captured or kidnapped)
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