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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.
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(Law) the act of attacking a driver in a car in order to rob the driver or to steal the car
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(ˈkɑrˌdʒæk ɪŋ)
the forcible stealing of a vehicle from its driver.
car′jack`er, n.
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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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In another development, Hasanuddin said the Kelantan police were tracking down three men believed to be involved in a car hijacking in Kampung Tiong, Kota Bharu at about 7 am today.
Prosecutors believe Mngeni pulled the trigger after he was recruited to carry out the assassination in an attack designed to resemble a car hijacking.
Prosecutors believe Xolile Mngeni was hired by Mrs Dewani's British husband, Shrien, to carry out the killing in an attack designed to resemble a car hijacking in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township.
Prosecutors believe Xolile Mngeni pulled the trigger after he was recruited to carry out the assassination in an attack designed to resemble a car hijacking.
According to the Daily Express, Dewani, 28, was shot dead in an apparent car hijacking in Cape Town in November 2010.
In another incident, two brothers, accompanied by their wives, returning from their honeymoon in Hodeidah to Sana'a, were killed in an armed car hijacking. The attackers ordered the two brothers to leave their belongings, their car -- and their wives.