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buy the freedom of

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money demanded for the return of a captured person

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payment for the release of someone

the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

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He said: "We will not be held to ransom and pay over the odds because that is the road to ruin.
We won't be held to ransom by anyone and now we've set-up a Europe-wide scouting network, we won't panic.
McLeish insists the club did everything in its power to make his signing permanent but is adamant that the Glasgow giants will not be held to ransom.
Some 44% of the 1,463 motorists in the RAC R Opinion Panel survey, say they only buy fuel at motorway services when they have no other choice, because they feel like they are being held to ransom over the price.
ST JOHNSTONE boss Steve Lomas has warned he won't be held to ransom by agents.
I WAS not surprised to see the front page headline Held to ransom on A55 inThursday's Daily Post.
RICKY SBRAGIA has warned Sunderland will neither be held to ransom by sellers nor treated as a charity by buyers during this month's transfer window.
SUNDERLAND have warned boss Roy Keane that they will not be held to ransom over his new contract, writes JAMES COURAGE.
For too long we have been held to ransom by the fashion freaks.
THE British people are once again being held to ransom by European companies who, under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's watch, have been allowed to swallow up British utilities companies.
Once again, the punter is unfairly being held to ransom, whilst the industry sorts itself out.
It was the rst time in 200 years that an American ship had been held to ransom.
ARSENE WENGER is ready to take a huge gamble this summer by refusing to be held to ransom over Robin van Persie.
Transport convener Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, said: "This city will not be held to ransom by this contractor any longer.
The fact that Cameron appears to be being held to ransom on this issue by Euro-sceptic hard-liners in his own party calls into question both the strength of his leadership and the authenticity of the Tories' media-driven reinvention as a moderate centre-right party.