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car·jack

or car-jack (kär′jăk′)
tr.v. car·jacked, car·jack·ing, car·jacks or car-jacked or car-jack·ing or car-jacks
To take or attempt to take (a motor vehicle) from another person by use of force or intimidation.


car′jack′er n.

carjacking

(ˈkɑːˌdʒækɪŋ)
n
(Law) the act of attacking a driver in a car in order to rob the driver or to steal the car

car•jack•ing

(ˈkɑrˌdʒæk ɪŋ)
n.
the forcible stealing of a vehicle from its driver.
[1990–95]
car′jack`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carjacking - the violent theft of an occupied car
highjack, hijack - seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
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Prosecutors believe Mngeni pulled the trigger after he was recruited to carry out the assassination in an attack designed to resemble a car hijacking.
Prosecutors believe Xolile Mngeni pulled the trigger after he was recruited to carry out the assassination in an attack designed to resemble a car hijacking.
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According to the Daily Express, Dewani, 28, was shot dead in an apparent car hijacking in Cape Town in November 2010.
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Human rights activist Amira Mohammed said that the implementation of this road will significantly reduce security incidents such as kidnapping, car hijacking and armed conflict.
Now when rapid progress is being achieved in this respect, some violent and criminal elements in Swat have started resorting to kidnapping, looting, car hijacking and harassment and intimidation of peace loving Muslims of Malakand Division, he said.
A teenager was remanded in custody by a crown court yesterday after he admitted responsibility for his part in the death of an elderly garage owner, who was run over as he tried to stop a car hijacking.
uk because there is a risk of car hijacking and armed robbery in some areas.
Car hijacking, armed robbery and even kidnapping is far too common for comfort in the north of the country.