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also high·jack (hī′jăk′)
tr.v. hi·jacked, hi·jack·ing, hi·jacks also high·jacked or high·jack·ing or high·jacks
a. To seize control of (a vehicle such as an airplane or bus) by use of force, especially as a way of reaching an alternate destination or as an act of terrorism.
b. To kidnap (a person in a vehicle): people who have experienced the trauma of being hijacked.
c. To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
d. To steal (goods) from a vehicle in transit.
a. To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes: dissidents who hijacked the town council; spammers who hijacked a computer network.
b. To steal or appropriate for oneself: hijacked her story and used it in his own book.
The act or an instance of hijacking.

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

hi′jack′er n.


(ˈhaɪˌdʒæk ər)

a person who hijacks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hijacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from ithijacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
footpad, padder - a highwayman who robs on foot
holdup man, stickup man - an armed thief
2.hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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không tặc


[ˈhaɪdʒækəʳ] Nsecuestrador(a) m/f


[ˈhaɪdʒækər] n [plane] → pirate mf de l'air; [car] → pirate mf de la route; [train] → assaillant(e) m/f


nEntführer(in) m(f), → Hijacker(in) m(f)


[ˈhaɪˌdʒækəʳ] n (of aircraft) → dirottatore/trice


(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.
the act of hijacking.
ˈhijacker noun


مُختَطِفٌ únosce kaprer Entführer πειρατής σε μέσο μεταφοράς secuestrador kaappaaja pirate de l’air otmičar dirottatore ハイジャックの犯人 공중 납치범 kaper kaprer porywacz sequestrador угонщик kapare โจรจี้เครื่องบิน korsan không tặc 绑匪
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