ransom

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrænsəm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrænsəm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ransəm)

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ransom

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [a high, a steep, a hefty, an extortionate] ransom
  2. the [kidnappers, terrorists] demanded (a) ransom
  3. demanding a [$5000] ransom
  4. demanding a ransom of [$5000]
  5. holding him for ransom
  6. is being held (for) ransom
  7. was demanding [millions] in ransom
  8. ransom to [free, release, stop, prevent]
  9. the ransom was [paid, handed over, transferred]
  10. refuse to pay ransom [to, for]
  11. is holding the [government, company, client] to ransom
v
  1. attempted to ransom the [captive, leader]
  2. the [hostage, leader] had to be ransomed
  3. was [eventually, finally] ransomed and returned
  4. was ransomed for [a million] dollars
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