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carjacking

noun car·jack·ing \ˈkär-ˌja-kiŋ\

: the crime of using violence or threats to steal a car from its driver or to force the driver to take you someplace

Full Definition of CARJACKING

:  the theft of an automobile from its driver by force or intimidation
car·jack \-ˌjak\ transitive verb
car·jack·er \-ˌja-kər\ noun

Examples of CARJACKING

  1. The police are investigating another carjacking.

Origin of CARJACKING

car + hijack + -ing
First Known Use: 1991

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