Definition of Hijack

1. Noun. Seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination.

Exact synonyms: Highjack
Specialized synonyms: Carjacking
Generic synonyms: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Derivative terms: Highjack

2. Verb. Take arbitrarily or by force. "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
Exact synonyms: Commandeer, Highjack, Pirate
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Seize
Specialized synonyms: Skyjack, Carjack
Derivative terms: Highjack, Highjacker, Highjacker, Highjacking, Hijacker, Hijacker, Hijacking, Piracy, Pirate

3. Verb. Seize control of. "They hijacked the judicial process"
Generic synonyms: Arrogate, Assume, Seize, Take Over, Usurp

Definition of Hijack

1. Verb. To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat). ¹

2. Verb. To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie. ¹

4. Verb. (computing) To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (''to '''hijack''' a browser''). ¹

5. Verb. (politics) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions. ¹

6. Noun. An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle. ¹

7. Noun. An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process. ¹

8. Noun. (politics) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hijack

1. to seize a vehicle while in transit [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Hijack

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1. Spirals of Suffering: Public Violence and Children by Brian Rock (1997)
"They were extremely agitated because they had been contacted by another community member, who had asked them to help hijack the programme car. ..."

2. State And Local Law Enforcement Training Catalog (1991)
"It includes lectures by experts (FAA/FBI) on incident management of crisis (hijack) situations to include review of emergency procedures, tactics, ..."

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