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hijack

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hi·jack also high·jack  (hjk) Informal
tr.v. hi·jacked also high·jacked, hi·jack·ing also high·jack·ing, hi·jacks also high·jacks
1.
a. To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
b. To steal (goods) from a vehicle in transit.
c. To seize control of (a moving vehicle) by use of force, especially in order to reach an alternate destination.
2.
a. To steal from as if by hijacking.
b. To swindle or subject to extortion.
n.
The act or an instance of hijacking.

[Probably back-formation from highjacker, perhaps from jacker, holdup man, from jack, to jacklight.]

hijacker n.

hijack (ˈhaɪˌdʒæk) or highjack
vb
1. (tr) to seize, divert, or appropriate (a vehicle or the goods it carries) while in transit: to hijack an aircraft.
2. to rob (a person or vehicle) by force: to hijack a traveller.
3. (esp in the US during Prohibition) to rob (a bootlegger or smuggler) of his illicit goods or to steal (illicit goods) in transit
n
4. the act or an instance of hijacking
[C20: of unknown origin]
ˈhiˌjacker ˈhighˌjacker 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.]

hijack
Past participle: hijacked
Gerund: hijacking

Imperative
hijack
hijack
Present
I hijack
you hijack
he/she/it hijacks
we hijack
you hijack
they hijack
Preterite
I hijacked
you hijacked
he/she/it hijacked
we hijacked
you hijacked
they hijacked
Present Continuous
I am hijacking
you are hijacking
he/she/it is hijacking
we are hijacking
you are hijacking
they are hijacking
Present Perfect
I have hijacked
you have hijacked
he/she/it has hijacked
we have hijacked
you have hijacked
they have hijacked
Past Continuous
I was hijacking
you were hijacking
he/she/it was hijacking
we were hijacking
you were hijacking
they were hijacking
Past Perfect
I had hijacked
you had hijacked
he/she/it had hijacked
we had hijacked
you had hijacked
they had hijacked
Future
I will hijack
you will hijack
he/she/it will hijack
we will hijack
you will hijack
they will hijack
Future Perfect
I will have hijacked
you will have hijacked
he/she/it will have hijacked
we will have hijacked
you will have hijacked
they will have hijacked
Future Continuous
I will be hijacking
you will be hijacking
he/she/it will be hijacking
we will be hijacking
you will be hijacking
they will be hijacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hijacking
you have been hijacking
he/she/it has been hijacking
we have been hijacking
you have been hijacking
they have been hijacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hijacking
you will have been hijacking
he/she/it will have been hijacking
we will have been hijacking
you will have been hijacking
they will have been hijacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hijacking
you had been hijacking
he/she/it had been hijacking
we had been hijacking
you had been hijacking
they had been hijacking
Conditional
I would hijack
you would hijack
he/she/it would hijack
we would hijack
you would hijack
they would hijack
Past Conditional
I would have hijacked
you would have hijacked
he/she/it would have hijacked
we would have hijacked
you would have hijacked
they would have hijacked
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.hijack - seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destinationhijack - 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.hijack - 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!"
2.hijack - seize control of; "they hijacked the judicial process"
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

hijack
verb seize, take over, commandeer, expropriate, skyjack Two men tried to hijack a plane on a flight from Riga to Murmansk.
Translations
hijack [ˈhaɪdʒæk]
A. VTsecuestrar (fig) → apropiarse de
B. Nsecuestro m (fig) → apropiación f

hijack [ˈhaɪdʒæk]
vt
[+ plane, flight] → détourner; [+ train] → attaquer
(fig) [+ event] → détourner; [+ idea] → détourner, s'approprier
The far right is trying to hijack the green and anti-globalisation agenda → L'extrême droite tente de s'approprier l'ordre du jour du mouvement antimondialisation., L'extrême droite tente de détourner l'ordre du jour du mouvement antimondialisation.
n [plane] → détournement m; [train] → attaque f
car hijack → vol m de voiture avec violence

hijack
vt aircraft etcentführen; (fig)für sich beanspruchen
n (of aircraft etc)Entführung f

hijack [ˈhaɪˌdʒæk]
1. vt (aircraft) → dirottare; (lorry, car) → impadronirsi di
2. ndirottamento

hijack (ˈhaidʒӕk) verb
1. to take control of (an aeroplane) while it is moving and force the pilot to fly to a particular place.
2. to stop and rob (a vehicle). Thieves hijacked a lorry carrying $20,000 worth of whisky.
3. to steal (something) from a vehicle. Thieves hijacked $20,000 worth of whisky from a lorry.
noun
the act of hijacking.
ˈhijacker noun

hijack يَخْتَطِفُ unést kapre entführen κάνω πειρατία σε μέσο μεταφοράς secuestrar kaapata détourner oteti dirottare ハイジャックする 공중 납치하다 kapen kapre porwać sequestrar , sequestrar em trânsito угонять kapa จี้เครื่องบิน gasp etmek cướp máy bay 绑架


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