Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of hijack.
  • n. The act of one who hijacks; the seizure of vehicles.
  • n. The instance of such an act; the seizure of a vehicle.

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

Etymologies

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See hijack

Examples

  • This is what I call hijacking of the locals 'MyKad numbers by illegal foreigners in

    Daily Express Newspaper Online

  • We now have people on the right like Glenn Beck, Dinesh D'Souza and Sarah Palin hijacking our founding fathers 'images to spew hate.

    The United States Of Anger

  • CNN: Minister suspect in hijacking said 9/9/9 date a divine sign

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: September 10, 2009

  • I apologize for any role I had in hijacking your thread, and I must say your approach of surrendering the thread and starting a fresh one was very innovative.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Alias hijacking is NOT cool, but as they say … imitation is the highest form of flattery …

    Think Progress » New poll finds more Americans in favor of eliminating the filibuster.

  • Meanwhile, aslegit tax services, such at TurboTax and H&R Block, put more emphasis ontheir online tax preparation services, thedoor is opening wider for cybercrooks torepurposemore sophisticated techniques they've honedin hijacking online banking accounts, says Bradley Anstis, vice president of technical strategy at M86 Security.

    Tax-related cyberscams on a growth curve

  • They have called on Venezuelans to protest what they call the hijacking of the government.

    Curtailed Powers Greet Venezuelan Lawmakers

  • But, ironically, the one area where the commission has had some success is in hijacking the "European" Ryder Cup, flooding the venues with its emblem.

    A "European" victory?

  • I like the site but must agree you are hitting on the wrong issues, you need to stop the name hijacking and miserable trolls from filling up the site with trash…..

    Think Progress » A note on comments.

  • No one around the -- people find it incredulous that no one around the president, when the word hijacking appears in an analysis report, said, "I wish we knew more because, you know, these lunatics have talked about flying planes into buildings."

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2002

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