verb hi·jack \ˈhī-ˌjak\

: to stop and steal (a moving vehicle)

: to steal (something) from a moving vehicle that you have stopped

: to take control of (an aircraft) by force

Full Definition of HIJACK

transitive verb
a :  to steal by stopping a vehicle on the highway
b :  to commandeer (a flying airplane) especially by coercing the pilot at gunpoint
c :  to stop and steal from (a vehicle in transit)
d :  kidnap
a :  to steal or rob as if by hijacking
b :  to subject to extortion or swindling
hijack noun
hi·jack·er noun

Variants of HIJACK

hi·jack also high·jack \ˈhī-ˌjak\

Examples of HIJACK

  1. He hijacked a truck, threatening the driver at gunpoint.
  2. A band of robbers hijacked the load of furs from the truck.
  3. A group of terrorists hijacked the plane.
  4. The organization has been hijacked by radicals.

Origin of HIJACK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1923

Related to HIJACK

Rhymes with HIJACK

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HIJACK Defined for Kids


verb hi·jack \ˈhī-ˌjak\

Definition of HIJACK for Kids

:  to stop and steal or steal from a moving vehicle
:  to take control of (an aircraft) by force
hi·jack·er noun


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