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Noun: hijacking  'hI,ja-king
  1. Robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
    - highjacking
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"

Derived forms: hijackings

Type of: arrogate, assume, robbery, seize, take over, usurp

Encyclopedia: Hijacking