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Hostage

Meanings and phrases

hostage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms; surety

held hostage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was held hostage for 250 days and released on July 11, 1980.
  • They are later held hostage by their parents' killer Blaine Varden.
  • He was held hostage for eight days, and was then released unharmed.

taken hostage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • An additional forty seamen were not taken hostage.
  • To make matters worse, Mrs Luo is later taken hostage.
  • In Lodève the sub-prefect was taken hostage.

hostage crisis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Russian hostage crisis Russian hostage crisis might refer to:
  • The Sect creates a hostage crisis at the German embassy in Japan.

hostage situation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Also, Terry heads the hostage situation while having problems with the Vulture.
  • She proves their point and everyone heads to the store to deal with the hostage situation.
  • The president, who barely escaped the hostage situation, remains trapped in the unfinished bomb shelter.

hostage rescue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Operations include hostage rescue, armed standoffs and bomb disposal.
  • Upon return in March 1980, the four planes soon found themselves in Egypt to support the ill-fated hostage rescue attempt.
  • It is designed for SWAT and special forces teams in hostile situations, particularly counter-terrorism and hostage rescue operations.
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