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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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