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high·jack

 (hī′jăk′) Informal
v. & n.
Variant of hijack.

highjack

(ˈhaɪˌdʒæk)
vb, n
a less common spelling of hijack
ˈhighˌjacker n
ˈhighˌjacking n

hi•jack

(ˈhaɪˌdʒæk)
v.t.
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.]

highjack


Past participle: highjacked
Gerund: highjacking

Imperative
highjack
highjack
Present
I highjack
you highjack
he/she/it highjacks
we highjack
you highjack
they highjack
Preterite
I highjacked
you highjacked
he/she/it highjacked
we highjacked
you highjacked
they highjacked
Present Continuous
I am highjacking
you are highjacking
he/she/it is highjacking
we are highjacking
you are highjacking
they are highjacking
Present Perfect
I have highjacked
you have highjacked
he/she/it has highjacked
we have highjacked
you have highjacked
they have highjacked
Past Continuous
I was highjacking
you were highjacking
he/she/it was highjacking
we were highjacking
you were highjacking
they were highjacking
Past Perfect
I had highjacked
you had highjacked
he/she/it had highjacked
we had highjacked
you had highjacked
they had highjacked
Future
I will highjack
you will highjack
he/she/it will highjack
we will highjack
you will highjack
they will highjack
Future Perfect
I will have highjacked
you will have highjacked
he/she/it will have highjacked
we will have highjacked
you will have highjacked
they will have highjacked
Future Continuous
I will be highjacking
you will be highjacking
he/she/it will be highjacking
we will be highjacking
you will be highjacking
they will be highjacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been highjacking
you have been highjacking
he/she/it has been highjacking
we have been highjacking
you have been highjacking
they have been highjacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been highjacking
you will have been highjacking
he/she/it will have been highjacking
we will have been highjacking
you will have been highjacking
they will have been highjacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been highjacking
you had been highjacking
he/she/it had been highjacking
we had been highjacking
you had been highjacking
they had been highjacking
Conditional
I would highjack
you would highjack
he/she/it would highjack
we would highjack
you would highjack
they would highjack
Past Conditional
I would have highjacked
you would have highjacked
he/she/it would have highjacked
we would have highjacked
you would have highjacked
they would have highjacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highjack - seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destinationhighjack - 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
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"
Verb1.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!"

hijack

also highjack
verb
Informal. To compel by pressure or threats:
Informal: strong-arm.
Translations

highjack

[ˈhaɪdʒæk]
n
vt = hijackhigh jump n
(SPORT)saut m en hauteur
to be for the high jump (= in trouble)
You'll be for the high jump! → Ça va être ta fête!high jumper n (SPORT) (= athlete) → sauteur/euse m/f en hauteur
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Regarding the THY highjack, Turkish TV initially quoted police sources saying the plane had been seized in protest at a planned visit to Turkey next month by Pope Benedict, who offended many Muslims with a speech last month linking the spread of the Islamic faith to violence.