highjack

Definitions of highjack
  1. verb
    take arbitrarily or by force
    synonyms: commandeer, hijack, pirate
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    types:
    skyjack
    subject an aircraft to air piracy
    carjack
    take someone's car from him by force, usually with the intention of stealing it
    type of:
    seize
    take or capture by force
  2. noun
    seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    synonyms: hijack
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    types:
    carjacking
    the violent theft of an occupied car
    type of:
    crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
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