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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) (tr) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
[C20: car + (hi)jack]
ˈcarˌjacker n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.carjack - take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it; "My car was carjacked last night!"
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"
commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate - take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
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He said: "I felt sorry for him." Prosecutors say the carjack was staged.
A police officer observed the suspect still naked trying to carjack two other vehicles, Clark said, according to KABC 15.
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