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Verb: hijack  'hI,jak
  1. (crime) take arbitrarily or by force
    "The Cubans hijacked the plane and flew it to Miami";
    - commandeer, highjack, pirate
     
  2. Seize control of
    "they hijacked the judicial process"
Noun: hijack  'hI,jak
  1. Seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    - highjack

Derived forms: hijacking, hijacked, hijacks

Type of: arrogate, assume, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], law-breaking, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], seize, take over, usurp

Encyclopedia: Hijack