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v. & n.
Variant of hijack.
a less common spelling of hijack
1. to seize (an airplane or other vehicle) by threat or by force, esp. for ransom or political objectives.
2. to steal (cargo) from a truck or other vehicle after forcing it to stop: to hijack a load of whiskey.
3. to rob (a vehicle) after forcing it to stop: They hijacked the truck outside the city.n.
4. an act or instance of hijacking.
[1920–25, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
Past participle: highjacked
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|Noun||1.||highjack - seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination|
carjacking - the violent theft of an occupied car
|Verb||1.||highjack - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"|
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"
seize - take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"
skyjack - subject an aircraft to air piracy; "the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan"
carjack - take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it; "My car was carjacked last night!"