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  • n  seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
  • v  take arbitrarily or by force

  • We can -- and do, on a daily basis -- criticize Obama for his role in allowing the Blue Dogs to highjack the legislative process.
  • Since the end of Vietnam war, Americans never trusted their government and that left a dangerous vacuum to be exploited by domestic and foreign agents to highjack US government .
  • Don't want to intrude on the politics or highjack the thread, but as a scientist (and longtime lurker), though I don't understand what spob is getting at, I can tell you that .
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  • 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        
    Aug. 1, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter

  • Pascal Couchepin in Earthtimes (press release)
    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'?"
  • Andrew Sullivan in San Francisco Chronicle
    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.

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