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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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Another man also tries to open the car, repeatedly punching the glass, before the carjacker speeds off with the Golf.
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The carjacker is described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 170 pounds.
Back inside her SUV, she was just closing the door when she saw a carjacker shove his gun inside.
A CARJACKER was killed in a shootout after a hot- pursuit in outer Delhi's Rohini on Monday.
TWO more people have been targeted a carjacker gang, police admitted yesterday.
Broux-born Price has published such gritty reads as Clockers, about the world of drug dealing, and Freedom-land, later turned into a movie starring Julieanne Moore as a mom who claimed a black carjacker kidnapped her son.
Carjacking suspect arrested after chase: A shotgun-toting carjacker who led police on a chase was arrested while trying to sneak out a window of an Arleta home, where he holed up for about two hours while a young woman hid in a bathroom, Los Angeles police said Saturday.