Abduct vs Abrupt - What's the difference?

abduct | abrupt |


As verbs the difference between abduct and abrupt

is that abduct is to take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap while abrupt is (archaic) to tear off or asunder .

As an adjective abrupt is

(obsolete|rare) broken away (from restraint)
.

As a noun abrupt is

(poetic) something which is ; an abyss .

abduct

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1904 , author=Jules Verne , title=The Master of the World , chapter=16 , url=http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/v/verne/jules/v52mw/chapter16.html , passage=That same night he had by force abducted the president and the secretary of the club, and had taken them, much against their will upon a voyage in the wonderful air-ship, the “Albatross,” which he had constructed.}}
  • (physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.
  • Synonyms

    * kidnap * seize

    Derived terms

    * abductee * abductive

    References

    abrupt

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (obsolete, rare) Broken away (from restraint).
  • Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  • The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.
  • * (rfdate) (William Shakespeare), Henry VI Part I, II-iii
  • The cause of your abrupt departure.
  • Curt in manner; brusque; rude; uncivil; impolite.
  • Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed.
  • * (rfdate) (Ben Jonson)
  • The abrupt style, which hath many breaches.
  • (obsolete) Broken off.
  • Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
  • * (rfdate) (Thomson)
  • Tumbling through ricks abrupt .
  • (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
  • (Gray)

    Synonyms

    * (precipitous) broken, rough, rugged * (without time to prepare) brusque, sudden * (uncivil)blunt, brusque * (without transition) disconnected, unexpected

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To tear off or asunder.
  • * (rfdate) Sir T. (Browne)
  • Till death abrupts them.
  • To interrupt suddenly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (poetic) Something which is ; an abyss.
  • * (rfdate) (Milton)
  • Over the vast abrupt .

    References

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