HyperDic: commandeer

English > 1 sense of the word commandeer:
VERBcontactcommandeer, hijack, highjack, piratetake arbitrarily or by force
commandeer > pronunciation
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > commandeer: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningTake arbitrarily or by force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
Synonymshijack, highjack, pirate
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
NarrowercarjackTake someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it
skyjacksubject an aircraft to air piracy
BroaderseizeTake or capture by force
Spanishexpropiar, incautar, piratear, requisar
Catalanexpropiar, incautar, piratejar, robar

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