Definitions of "ransom"
  1. The price demanded or paid in order to free someone or something held captive
  2. The act of liberating an individual or item from captivity by paying a specific cost
How to use "ransom" in a sentence
  1. The kidnappers demanded a large ransom for the release of the businessman.
  2. After negotiating for hours, they were ready to ransom the priceless artifact from the thieves.
  3. In the cyber crime case, the hackers locked the company's data and asked for a ransom to unlock it.

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