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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 small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts
strong leather shoes with a pattern of holes and stitches
to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing
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Definition of ransom from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.