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hold hostage Explained

hold hostage at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|verb|head=to hold hostage
  • To have possession or custody of a person as security for performance against a treaty, a pledge, or a demand, especially now an extra-legal demand.
    1. Any situation or leverage used to entrap or corner someone without physical restraint.

      Related terms

      * take hostage

    Translation: et » hold hostage