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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who takes someone prisoner to insure that another party will meet specified terms

Usage examples (38)
  • Police kill hostage-taker at Discovery headquarters
  • The hostage-taker allowed her to go to the bathroom.
  • Was it a crying baby that sparked the hostage-taker?
  • A hostage-taker may wish he had given up the smokes. for more
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