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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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The officer pulled over and spoke with the victims, who said they had been carjacked and then kidnapped.
"Just a few weeks before I was carjacked, I was called to help treat a young lad who had been stabbed in the head," he said. A WOMAN has been carjacked by three masked men as she was sitting at the wheel of her car.
6, a split three-judge panel vacated the award of $1,000 for a man whose 4-year-old terrier, named Mister, died after the vehicle in which he was riding was carjacked in Kansas City.
"How can someone be carjacked in Mlolongo, perhaps induced to sleep, and trace his way to Kileleshwa Police Station to report the incident?" Kuria Kimani, MP for Molo, asked.Mr Ismail said the driver was carjacked on Denis Pritt Road in Nairobi while Dr Lesiyampe's son made a similar report to Mlolongo Police Station.
Second, Richard Nance's article, "Carjacked" is a real winner.
Corporal Martin Korir of Ruaraka police station was on the bus on his way home when the vehicle was carjacked by thugs.
Two brothers aged five and six were found safe after their mother's mini-van was carjacked in front of a convenience store in Pasir Gudang here this morning.
TWO armed and masked thugs viciously carjacked an innocent driver in a hospital car park.
and 26-year-old A.S., attacked the Indian workers in a parking lot and carjacked their vehicle and stole from them a chequebook, a camera, a gold chain and Dh1,600 in July 2013.
A man aged 91 was hurt when he was carjacked as he parked up at his home.