verb high·jack

less common spelling of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to steal by stopping a vehicle on the highwayb :  to commandeer (a flying airplane) especially by coercing the pilot at gunpointc :  to stop and steal from (a vehicle in transit)d :  kidnap

  3. 2a :  to steal or rob as if by hijackingb :  to subject to extortion or swindling

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