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car·jack

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.

carjacking

(ˈkɑːˌdʒækɪŋ)
n
(Law) the act of attacking a driver in a car in order to rob the driver or to steal the car

car•jack•ing

(ˈkɑrˌdʒæk ɪŋ)
n.
the forcible stealing of a vehicle from its driver.
[1990–95]
car′jack`er, n.
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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Samantha Morton, 24, and her family took matters into their own hands to find the white BMW 1 Series after brazen carjackers made off with it late on Monday night.
THE terrifying moment two carjackers targeted a man in the street before driving off with his VW Golf in Saltley has been captured on CCTV.
April 4, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Monday has threatened to cut off hands of carjackers in Darfur region according to Shari'a law.
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London, May 8 (ANI): Brit-Indian honeymooner Shrien Dewani has told police that he cannot recognise the alleged carjackers, who had killed his wife during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year.
The carjackers also took the car's passengers who were 9 and 16 years of age, another radio report said.