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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.

carjack

(ˈkɑːˌdʒæk)
vb
(Law) (tr) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
[C20: car + (hi)jack]
ˈcarˌjacker n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.carjack - take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it; "My car was carjacked last night!"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
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