HyperDic: hijack

English > 3 senses of the word hijack:
VERBcontacthijack, commandeer, highjack, piratetake arbitrarily or by force
possessionhijackseize control of
NOUNacthijack, highjackseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
hijack > pronunciation
Soundshhay'jhae.k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > hijack: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination.
Synonymhighjack
NarrowercarjackingThe violent theft of an occupied car
Broadercrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Spanishsecuestro
Catalansegrest
Verbshijacktake arbitrarily or by force
English > hijack: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTake arbitrarily or by force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscommandeer, 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
Nounshijackseizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
hijackera holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
hijackersomeone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
hijackingrobbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
English > hijack: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningseize control of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"they hijacked the judicial process"
Broaderassume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force

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