verb (used with object)
- to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap.
- Physiology. to move or draw away from the axis of the body or limb (opposed to adduct).
- to remove (a person) by force or cunning; kidnap
- (of certain muscles) to pull (a leg, arm, etc) away from the median axis of the bodyCompare adduct
- To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.