to be in a captive state: trong tình trạng bị giam cầm
to hold captive: bắt giữ (ai)
tù nhân, người bị bắt giữ
to be taken captive: bị bắt giữ
captives'kæptɪv noun +a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war +an animal that is confined +a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion adj. +in captivity +giving or marked by complete attention to
2 imprisoned, incarcerated, confined, caged, locked up, under lock and key:
Captive animals lose their free spirit.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, noun +adjective 1 kept as a prisoner or in an enclosed space; unable to escape: captive animals + They were taken captive by masked gunmen. + captive breeding (= the catching and breeding of wild animals) 2[only before noun] not free to leave a particular place or to choose what you want do to: A salesman loves to have a captive audience (= listening because they have no choice). +noun a person who is kept as a prisoner, especially in a war: Talks have persuaded the terrorists to set the captives free.
Collocation Dictionary noun
VERB + CAPTIVE
The terrorists will only release their captives if they get what they want.
be | take sb
He was taken captive on the border.
| hold sb, keep sb
She was held captive in a castle.
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