hijack : Definition, Usages, News and More

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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
  • v  seize control of
    they hijacked the judicial process

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

  • 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.
    July 7, 2013 - Hutchinson News
  • 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
    July 6, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • 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 ...
    July 6, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Jack Layton in Vancouver Sun
    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...
  • George Carey in BBC News
    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".
  • Mahmoud Abbas in Reuters
    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.

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