Definition of Highjack

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

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

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

Definition of Highjack

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hijack) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of hijack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highjack

1. to hijack [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: hijack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highjack

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highflyer
highflyers
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highflying(a)
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highhandedly
highhandedness
highing
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highjack (current term)
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highland
highland(a)
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highland fling
highland tinamou
highland tinamous
highlanders
highlandman
highlandmen

Literary usage of Highjack

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1. Internet Domain Name Trademark Protection: Congressional Hearing edited by Howard Coble (2000)
"... (stating "MCI. a telecommunications company, was caught with its virtual pants down when Sprint was able to highjack the name 'mci.com'"). 59. See eg. ..."

2. Asia and Europe: Services Liberalisation by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Tadao Chino, Asian Development Bank (2003)
"Politics can often "highjack" it by starting a new negotiation at every stage of liberalisation. This is very hazardous and costly. Uncertainty and the lack ..."

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