Examples of hijack in a Sentence
He hijacked a truck, threatening the driver at gunpoint.
A band of robbers hijacked the load of furs from the truck.
A group of terrorists hijacked the plane.
The organization has been hijacked by radicals.
Recent Examples of hijack from the Web
For the uninitiated: On Nov. 24, 1971, a man using the name Dan Cooper hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305 out of Portland.
The number being hijacked is what actually appears on the recipient's Caller ID.
The program is meant to help cover Americans’ health-care costs, but has been hijacked by giant, predatory unions and their Democratic allies.
Internet providers are already sharpening their knives and Congress is the last hope to keep them from hijacking control of the web and putting the screws to consumers.
Clarke’s Twitter account was hijacked on Monday afternoon, following similar attacks last week on conservative media figures.
Dramatic irony works in Barker’s favor, but so does the reality that so many of us weren’t actually paying attention to what was happening on the world stage in 2016; our attention had been hijacked by Donald Trump.
Still, the photos turned out to be pretty awesome. Voted most likely to hijack someone’s high school senior photos 24 years later.
Yet some state governments view this duty as an opportunity to score political points, hijacking the approval process through agency inaction, imposing insurmountable requirements unrelated to water quality, or ultimately denying the certification.
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Origin and Etymology of hijack
First Known Use: 1923See Words from the same year
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