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Meaning of 挟持

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xié chí (Trad.: 挾持)
to seize
Example Sentences
1
If they negotiate first, they ask why not kill the guy sooner?
2
Most of the incidents involve pirates robbing the crew and stealing stores from ships, unlike in the waters off Somalia where ships and their crews are often held for ransom.
3
Police are said to be negotiating with the man.
4
Press photos of Chinese mariners squatting at gunpoint on their hijacked trawler provided an incentive that was hard to resist.
5
Mendoza used a hostage as a human shield to protect himself, before being killed.