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Her kidnappers are demanding a £5 million ransom.
Her parents received a ransom note.
We're being held to ransom by these extremist groups.
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a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of ransom from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.