Definition of 'ransom'
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And we are going to ask your family and big friends to pay a $2m ransom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other forms of attack include shutting companies' systems down and demanding a ransom to get them working again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A €100,000 ransom note had been issued. The Sun (2016)She could only hope that he could somehow contrive to rescue or ransom them. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEAll three have denied paying ransom money. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps the end is nigh for the oil producers who hold us to ransom over prices. The Sun (2009)They were freed after a ransom was paid. The Sun (2011)This is biblical scholarship conveyed in the format of the ransom note. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)She was only released when a ransom was paid. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its coffers are flush from ransom payments. Times, Sunday Times (2014)How would you advise other hostages and potential hostages about ransom issues? Christianity Today (2000)All three governments have publicly denied paying ransom money. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is not known if their employers paid a ransom to free them. The Sun (2006)No video has emerged and no ransom or political demands have been made. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Britain is refusing to pay a ransom. The Sun (2010)He is alleged to have made tens of millions of dollars in ransom payments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no human arithmetic that can sensibly make a life less prized than the price of a ransom. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They forget that there are people out there who paid a king 's ransom to come and see them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The robbers want a 100,000 ransom. The Sun (2010)We certainly lived the high life, without the king 's ransom. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'ransom'
British English: ransom /ˈrænsəm/ NOUN
A ransom is money that is demanded as payment for the return of someone who has been kidnapped.
The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of five million pounds.
- American English: ransom
- Arabic: فِدْيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: resgate
- Chinese: 赎金
- Croatian: otkupnina
- Czech: výkupné
- Danish: løsesum
- Dutch: losgeld
- European Spanish: rescate secuestro
- Finnish: lunnaat
- French: rançon
- German: Lösegeld
- Greek: λύτρα
- Italian: riscatto
- Japanese: 身代金
- Korean: 몸값
- Norwegian: løsepenger
- Polish: okup
- European Portuguese: resgate
- Romanian: răscumpărare
- Russian: выкуп
- Spanish: rescate
- Swedish: lösensumma
- Thai: ค่าไถ่ตัว
- Turkish: fidye
- Ukrainian: викуп
- Vietnamese: tiền chuộc
British English: ransom VERB
If you ransom someone who has been kidnapped, you pay the money to set them free.
The same system was used for ransoming or exchanging captives.
- American English: ransom
- Brazilian Portuguese: pagar o resgate de um refém
- Chinese: 赎出
- European Spanish: pagar un rescate
- French: payer une rançon
- German: auslösen
- Italian: pagare il riscatto per far liberare
- Japanese: 身代金を払って助け出す
- Korean: 몸값을 치르고 되찾다
- European Portuguese: pagar o resgate de um refém
- Spanish: pagar un rescate
Definition of ransom from the Collins English Dictionary
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