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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.


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


(ˈkɑrˌdʒæk ɪŋ)
the forcible stealing of a vehicle from its driver.
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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The charges came after two women, aged 80 and 77, were car-jacked late on Monday evening.
Police are not connecting yesterday's incident with a similar attack on February 21, when a 22-year-old woman was car-jacked at knife-point by a man as she visited a cashpoint in Childwall.
A WOMAN was car-jacked by a gang who rammed her pounds 17,000 BMW with another BMW.
A MAN was dragged from his car by a thief who car-jacked him in daylight near a Cardiff shopping street.