Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Rare same as hijack.
  • noun Same as highjacking.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of hijack.
  • verb Alternative spelling of hijack.

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

  • verb take arbitrarily or by force
  • noun seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He is now threatening to "highjack" President Obama\'s honeymoon with the print and electronic media.

    Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Bloviating Gas Bag

  • Still, Odierno says he hopes the committee's work doesn't "highjack" the election and that Iraq can remain focused on other critical issues, like jobs and security.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • As you can see on the PM part of the code I tried to "highjack" the $temp_url variable, and put CancunWithMe. com just as an example.

    phpBB.com

  • As you can see on the PM part of the code I tried to "highjack" the $temp_url variable, and put CancunWithMe. com just as an example.

    phpBB.com

  • Dr.gs and addictive behaviors "highjack" the brain's reward system, says Dr. Petros Levounis, director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in Manhattan. dopamine plays a major role in motivation and reward, surging before and during a pleasurable activity -- say, eating or sex -- to make patients want to repeat a behavior that's crucial to the survival of the species.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • The Left has tried to highjack race for their political agenda and rather than help, it works to impede the country from moving forward more effectively.

    Apology not accepted, lawmaker says of McDonnell

  • From talking about security to poetry ... talk about a highjack of a thread.

    Talk is Cheap

  • From talking about security to poetry ... talk about a highjack of a thread.

    Talk is Cheap

  • OUR OUTRAGE over the attempt by the Family Research Council and its radical Christian Right colleagues to highjack the judicial selection process for their politiclal/theocratic agenda

    Clergy Leadership Network

  • In the end, we may see a report come out that claims John Kerry tried to highjack a fifth plane.

    9/11

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