HyperDic: highjack

English > 2 senses of the word highjack:
NOUNacthighjack, hijackseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
VERBcontacthighjack, commandeer, hijack, piratetake arbitrarily or by force
English > highjack: 2 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination.
Synonymhijack
NarrowercarjackingThe violent theft of an occupied car
Broadercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Spanishsecuestro
Catalansegrest
Verbshighjacktake arbitrarily or by force
English > highjack: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTake arbitrarily or by force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscommandeer, hijack, 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
Nounshighjackseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
highjackera holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
highjackersomeone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
highjackingrobbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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