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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.


(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
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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A Streamwood man is facing charges of murder, vehicular hijacking and driving under the influence after he carjacked a vehicle in Chicago Tuesday night before causing a crash that killed one woman and injured another, authorities said.
The magistrate was carjacked in Diani at around 8pm on Thursday.
After Hanes and his passengers parted company, Hanes stopped at a rest area near Radium Springs, New Mexico, where he allegedly shot a motorist and carjacked the motorists vehicle, a Chevrolet.
A man aged 91 was hurt when he was carjacked as he parked up at his home.
In California, Boyce allegedly carjacked a man's BMW station wagon at gunpoint in Rohnert Park and forced him to drive to a church about
After spending some time showing off his birthday suit, Brigham reportedly carjacked a blue Toyota Prius a woman was driving nearby, and took off down Shea Blvd.
Cape Town, April 10 ( ANI ): A South African man managed to be rescued after being carjacked as he sent a text message to his girlfriend, who in turn shared the details of the incident on Twitter and helped save him.
It is alleged the 44-year-old carjacked the young mother's Ford Focus in an attempt to escape pursuing police officers.
Owens, behind the wheel of a rental car and with a previous manslaughter conviction, allegedly fired three shots at pursuing officers at Waverly and Coral streets, set fire to the rental vehicle on Endicott Street, and carjacked a pizza deliveryman's Geo Prizm at gunpoint on Franklin Street.
A FORMER RTE reporter who was carjacked at gunpoint in Papua New Guinea will fly to Australia today to recover from her ordeal.
Summary: BEIRUT: Two thieves were arrested on Saturday after they carjacked a Range Rover in the area of New Rawda, with the intent of selling the vehicle in Tahwetit al-Ghadi.
The two trucks on contract to the World Food Programme (WFP) carrying food items from El Obeid to El Daein were carjacked on September 17 by gunmen about80 kilometres from Al Deain, South Darfur.