Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of highjack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The seizure of control of a vehicle while it is in transit, either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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Examples

  • After all, the so-called highjacking of the reward system is not itself a neurochemical process; it is a process whereby neurochemical events get entrained within in a larger pattern of action and decision making.

    NPR Topics: News

  • A few days after a recent town hall meeting where Scott lectured some in the crowd for "highjacking" the healthcare debate, a large swastika was painted outside his Smyrna district office.

    Glen McDaniel: After Swastika Incident, Rep. Scott Holds Health Care Town Hall

  • He has been highly critical of the close alliances and political marriages made by the GOP and the so called Religious Right and has called it a "highjacking" of faith.

    Obama, Abortion and the Winds of Change

  • Yet somehow he seems to have stopped short in his failure to carefully examine the same "highjacking" of the Democratic Party by secular extremists and to demonstrate his own independence.

    Obama, Abortion and the Winds of Change

  • The ANC accused opposition members of "highjacking" the committee by bringing the matter up for discussion during a Scopa hearing into the financial management of the department.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The NWC felt strongly about the increasing use of illegal gun salutes at funerals and agreed that no member of the public or of the ANC should take part in any form of illegal gun salutes, especially given the number of illegal firearms used in violent cri mes such as highjacking, murder and armed robbery.

    THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE OF ANC ADOPTED A PLAN OF ACTION

  • The NWC felt strongly about the increasing use of illegal gun salutes at funerals and agreed that no member of the public or of the ANC should take part in any form of illegal gun salutes, especially given the number of illegal firearms used in violent crimes such as highjacking, murder and armed robbery.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • FIRST time in over 40 years that a so-called 'highjacking' has initiated in the US.

    Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

  • "highjacking" the healthcare debate, a large swastika was painted outside his Smyrna district office.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Actually, according to Mr. Campeanu, the accession to power of Ceausescu ” the actual "highjacking" took place later, when his position was secure ” was due to his ability to dissemble, to hide his real hateful character.

    Ceausescu's Way

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