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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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Last month, four teenagers were arrested in connection with a series of high-value carjackings in Birmingham.
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Authorities blame many of the carjackings, ironically, on improvements in vehicle security.
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Bilkimy's claims of an attack came as Egypt struggles with insecurity since a popular uprising toppled president Hosni Mubarak last year, with a rise in carjackings, robberies and violence on the streets.
Summary: BEIRUT: Despite recent media reports of carjackings and breaking-and-entering incidents across the country, crime statistics released Friday show that crime rates in January dropped in several key categories compared to the same period last year.
Reports have been especially heavy in West Darfur, but also so many carjackings have occurred in El Fasher that last November the peacekeepers set up a special unit to patrol against such attacks.