[ US /æbˈdəktɪŋ, əbˈdəktɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɐbdˈʌktɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɐbdˈʌktɪŋ/ ]
- especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
How To Use abducting In A Sentence
- He has a string of prior convictions and was arrested and was later convicted of abducting a prostitute and threatening to kill her.
- Causing the animal to trot on soft ground, step over high objects, flexing, extending, abducting and adducting the part may enable the examiner to locate the exact group of shoulder or arm muscles involved by the disease. Common Diseases of Farm Animals
- You hear about people abducting kids all the time.
- But what possible motive would a person have for abducting Mike?
- All the surfaces were bare apart from a seventeenth-century bronze statue of Theseus abducting Antiope, the queen of the Amazons.
- That God, as go-between for Jupiter, was often involved in the most hazardous enterprises, such as abducting Io, who was guarded by Argus of the hundred eyes; Mercury I say, was the God of concord, or eloquence, and of mystery. Satyricon
- North Korea has admitted to abducting Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.
- A stallion starts a harem by abducting females from other herds, but the dominant stallions from which he steals do not give up their females easily.
- While the curiosity-seeking policeman was garroting Benjamin Franklin, with the idea of abducting him, a small monkey, flung from the windowsill by the strong hand of an impatient fireman, made a straight dive, hitting Poor Richard just below the waistcoat, and passing through his stomach, as fairly as the Harlequin in the ` Green Monster 'pantomime ever pierced the picture with the slit in it, which always hangs so conveniently low and near. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum
- Accusing the government of "abducting" her husband, his wife Anoma asked for help to trace his whereabouts, charging that the authorities had cut him off from even his family. The Statesman