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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person given to or taken by an enemy and held prisoner.

Usage examples (33)
  • Do not let the future be held hostage by the past.
  • And U.S. troops chasing down insurgents in Falluja say they have found what they call a hostage slaughterhouse.
  • But have you seen an enormous rise in hostage taking?
  • It would be very useful in hostage rescue situations. for more
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  • Word of the 2009 Nat. Spelling Bee finals.[pellingbeeshirleys!Field2]
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