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Meaning of "hold to ransom" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOLD TO RANSOM

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WHAT DOES HOLD TO RANSOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of hold to ransom in the English dictionary

The definition of hold to ransom in the dictionary is to keep in confinement until payment for their release is made or received. Other definition of hold to ransom is to attempt to force to comply with one's demands.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOLD TO RANSOM

hold one´s hand
hold one´s head high
hold one´s horses
hold one´s own
hold one´s peace
hold one´s tongue
hold out
hold out for
hold out on
hold over
hold someone´s hand
hold sway
hold the field
hold the fort
hold the line
hold together
hold up one´s hands
hold up one´s head
hold water
hold with

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOLD TO RANSOM

a king´s ransom
Abraham´s bosom
apple blossom
besom
blossom
bosom
cherry blossom
chrisom
disbosom
Epsom
hansom
lissom
may blossom
orange blossom
peach blossom
ransom
reverse transom
som
transom
unbosom

Synonyms and antonyms of hold to ransom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hold to ransom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOLD TO RANSOM

Find out the translation of hold to ransom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hold to ransom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hold to ransom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

坚持赎金
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pulsado para rescate
570 millions of speakers

English

hold to ransom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फिरौती के लिए पकड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عقد للحصول على فدية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

удерживайте для выкупа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

segure para resgate
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুক্তিপণ ধরে রাখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rançonner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tahan untuk tebusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

halten, um Lösegeld
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

身代金まで保有
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몸값 에 개최
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tahan kanggo tebusan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giữ để đòi tiền chuộc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீட்கும் பொருட்டு நிறுத்துங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खंडणीपर्यंत पोचवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fidye için tutun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tenere in ostaggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

trzymać w szachu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

утримуйте для викупу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ține de răscumpărare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρατήσει σε ομηρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

te dreig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

håll som gisslan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hold som gissel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hold to ransom

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLD TO RANSOM»

The term «hold to ransom» is used very little and occupies the 189.297 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLD TO RANSOM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hold to ransom

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOLD TO RANSOM»

Discover the use of hold to ransom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hold to ransom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Divided by a Common Language: A Guide to British and ...
... over) do up hold for ransom hold to ransom hold up/wait up hold on + in heat on heat in tow on tow sell out (property) sell up top off top up wait on (await) wait for + wait on (tables) wait at us UK dance class dancing class dial tone dialling ...
Christopher Davies, 2007
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The Doctrine of Salvation in the First Letter of Peter
... rendered 'redeemed', ejlutrwvqhte (aorist passive indicative of lutrovw), in the above translation was used in the Greco-Roman world to denote (in the active) ' release on receipt of a ransom, hold to ransom (for such a sum as is agreed on)',  ...
Martin Williams, 2011
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The Hague Peace Conferences: And Other International ...
The question was again reopened in 1888 on the occasion of the manoeuvres executed by the British fleet, the enemy part of which feigned to hold to ransom, under the threat of bombardment, great commercial towns, such as Liverpool, and ...
Alexander Pearce Higgins, 2010
4
The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross
The derivative verb XuTpoco usually means in the active 'to release on receipt of ransom', or possibly 'to hold to ransom'. In the middle the sense is rather 'to secure release by payment of ransom', i.e. 'to redeem'.4 The meaning at bottom is  ...
Leon Morris, 1965
5
Greek Words and Hebrew Meanings: Studies in the Semantics of ...
... means 'to release on receipt of a ransom' or 'to hold to ransom', of which meaning 'to redeem a pledge' (P. Oxy. 530, 14 from second century a.d.) is a special application: in the middle voice, the sense is ' to release by payment of a ransom', ...
David Hill, 1967
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
ransom king's ransom M, KING * to hold to ransom 1. I £f)f#K AW !?•>)< (The strikers are holding the country to ransom. H« AlScta^lF-li^til rant to rant and rave A "HA* ! itSffiSLsft (Why did they rant and rave about it? ftfe rap1 to beat the rap ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
Hold to ransom Threaten to do some— thing unpleasant unless demands are met" Hold up (1) A delay (2) A demand for a pause.* Hold water Be plausible.* Holding the baby See leftholding the baby. Hole in the head Phrase denoting an  ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
8
The Present testimony, and original Christian witness revived
Again, the same word in composition, anti-lutron. 1 Tim. ii. 6. Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified of in due time. Then lutroo, to release on receipt of ransom, to hold to ransom. Luke xxiv. 21. (Here in the middle voice).
9
The Chronicle of Prussia: A History of the Teutonic Knights ...
At one time he happened to capture a knight during the course of a battle whom he intended to hold to ransom, so he kept him in chains and under guard so that he was sure to pay. Finally he set a goal, a large ransom and said, 'Now hear this  ...
Nicolaus, 2010
10
The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin: A ...
At one time he happened to capture a knight during the course of a battle whom he intended to hold to ransom, so he kept him in chains and under guard so that he was sure to pay. Finally he set a goal, a large ransom and said, 'Now hear this  ...
Dr Mary Fischer, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOLD TO RANSOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hold to ransom is used in the context of the following news items.
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: How unions became the workers' enemy …
... the unions' enemies were once grasping mill-owners, they're now the great mass of hard-working taxpayers, whom they hold to ransom with ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Queensland crime watchdog deadlock: Labor looks to dodge …
"This is the man who is willing to hold to ransom the chair of the CCC appointment until he gets his way," she said. "Now does this really make ... «Brisbane Times, Jun 15»
3
The ICC As a Device to Hold Africans At Ransom
My quarrel with the ICC is because it is a politicized body created by the west to blackmail and hold to ransom the rest. Tony Abbot of Australia ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»
4
John Galliano speaks at Jewish event: 'I am an alcoholic. I am an …
If we hold to ransom every anti semite , homophobe or misogynist we're going to be very busy. saying sorry and moving on ( genuinely) has to ... «The Guardian, May 15»
5
Put 'Em Up! The Scourge of Ransomware
... the particular bank referred to in the e-mail, a piece of encryption malware will almost always find something to encrypt and hold to ransom. «Huffington Post UK, May 15»
6
Disability in 2020
The lives of 12 million disabled people, with a complex range of needs and desires, can not be hold to ransom by cheap welfare based ... «Huffington Post UK, May 15»
7
Hung parliament looms as Britain heads to the polls
... hold to ransom a minority Labour government, pushing it to borrow more and edge it towards another referendum on Scottish independence. «FRANCE 24, May 15»
8
Nicola's nightmare: what if the Scots come to like Ed?
Only if she were willing to talk to and vote with the Tories would she be able to “hold to ransom” Ed Miliband and Labour. But Sturgeon has had ... «The Week UK, Apr 15»
9
Art authentication gun to owner's head
They hold to ransom the veracity of even those works not directly bought from their gallery. Apart from charging whopping amounts for the ... «The Asian Age, Apr 15»
10
Bloodstock Bites: Carnival Prince
... the 2002 Listed Sandringham Stakes winner Hold To Ransom (Red Ransom), the dam of Australian dual-Group One winner Retrieve (Rahy), ... «Sportinglife.com, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hold to ransom [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hold-to-ransom>. Aug 2020 ».
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