highjack highjack

Definition(s):

  1. (n) seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
  2. (v) take arbitrarily or by force

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Usage(s):

  • We can -- and do, on a daily basis -- criticize Obama for his role in allowing the Blue Dogs to highjack the legislative process.

News

  • Elysium: Film Review

    Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp's latest politically tinged sci-fi feature, about a factory worker's attempt to highjack his way onto a space station inhabited by the elite. read more        
    on August 1, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. "There is no solution other than to send some soldiers if our ships are threatened," Couchepin said. "We have no other choice. Do you want to go to the pirates and say: 'Stop, we are neutral - please highjack that ship over there'?"
    on Dec 21, 2008 By: Pascal Couchepin Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "Do not allow the owners of 80 Natoma to highjack the terminal," Sullivan said during Thursday night's public hearing on the EIR, echoing the sentiments of many Myers opponents in the audience.
    on Apr 24, 2004 By: Andrew Sullivan Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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