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noun [countable/uncountable] ransom pronunciation in British English /ˈræns(ə)m/
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  1. the amount of money that someone wants to be paid before they will let a person who they are keeping prisoner go free
    Her kidnappers are demanding a £5 million ransom.
    Her parents received a ransom note.

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