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hijacking

noun
variants: also highjacking

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the unlawful or forcible carrying away of a person or animal
  • a country in which hijackings of foreign executives has become commonplace

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hijacking

verb
variants: also highjacking
present participle of hijack

Synonyms of hijacking (Entry 2 of 2)

to take control of (a vehicle) by force
  • some loser tried to hijack the plane with a toy gun

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“Hijacking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hijacking. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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