hijack hijack  /ˈhaɪ ˌdʒæk/


  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
  3. (v) seize control of


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  1. Weisburd's hijack logs go back for several years and include the latest Hizballah hijacks since fighting began.
  2. The hijack of an Afghan airliner ends in an anticlimax outside London.
  3. Any of the 100 members can try to change, or completely hijack, another member's bill as it comes up for a vote.


  1. Inappropriate comments include those which:

    • are predatory, hateful or intended to attack, intimidate or harass writers or other commenters. • Please don’t hijack comment threads to controversial topics; keep comments relevant to the topic.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Hutchinson News

  2. Cycling-Froome demolishes rivals as Team Sky hijack Tour

    AX-3-DOMAINES, France, July 6 (Reuters) - Team Sky hijacked the Tour de France on Saturday when Britain's Chris Froome demolished his rivals to claim the overall leader's yellow jersey with an awe-inspiring victory in the eighth stage. Froome, last year's runner-up, sped away from a group of five in the final ascent to the first-category ascent to the Port de Pailheres to beat Australian team ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Language Of Poker: Beware The Player In The Hijack Seat Who May Have A Double Gutter

    Psst, hey pal - watch out for the woman lurking behind those chic Oakley sunglasses in the hijack seat. If she's drawing to a double gutter and gets there on the turn, you'll be drawing dead and your pocket rockets will go up in flames. Got it? You should. Poker
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal


  1. "The proposal denies the rights of Parliament, allows the government to hijack the process and doesn't live up to spirit or terms of the Speaker's ruling," NDP leader Jack Layton said Tuesday. "The other parties were willing to accept...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jack Layton Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. In the newspaper interview, Lord Carey accused the BNP leader of trying to "hijack one of the world's great religions" and said the decision to invite him on to the BBC's flagship political discussion programme had been "a mistake".
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: George Carey Source: BBC News

  3. "These forces of darkness will not be able to hijack our history or close the windows to our future," Abbas said at the rally, referring to Hamas, which opposes his peace efforts with Israel.
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Reuters

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