ransom
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ransom(
rahn
-
suhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (money in exchange for a captive)
a. el rescate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The man who kidnapped their daughter demanded a huge ransom.El hombre que secuestró a su hija exigió un rescate altísimo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to give money in exchange for a captive)
a. pagar el rescate por
The kidnappers eventually let us go because no one would ransom us.Los secuestradores finalmente nos soltaron porque nadie estaba dispuesto a pagar el rescate por nosotros.
b. rescatar
I was trapped in an abandoned warehouse until my father ransomed me.Estaba atrapado en un almacén abandonado hasta me que mi padre me rescató.
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ransom
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el rescate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to hold somebody to ransompedir un rescate por alguien
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be held to ransom by somebodyestar a merced de alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. rescatar, pagar el rescate de
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ransom [ˈrænsəm]
noun
rescate (m)
to hold sb to ransom pedir un rescate por algn; poner a algn entre la espada y la pared
transitive verb
rescatar; (Rel) redimir;
modifier
ransom demand (n) petición (f) de rescate
ransom money (n) rescate (m); dinero (m) exigido a cambio del rehén
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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