Definition of "hijack" [hijack]

  • (verb-transitive) To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
  • (verb-transitive) To steal (goods) from a vehicle in transit.
  • (verb-transitive) To seize control of (a moving vehicle) by use of force, especially in order to reach an alternate destination.
  • (verb-transitive) To steal from as if by hijacking.
  • (verb-transitive) To swindle or subject to extortion.

Use "hijack" in a sentence

  • "As e-mail tipster Lee Boggs wrote NewsBusters, "Although the word 'hijack' doesn't appear in the story, the headline writers must have felt it necessary to give it a negative slant on their homepage link, so they used the word hijack, which is normally reserved for terrorists and thugs who steal planes and cars.""
  • "Overall sound seems better – perhaps the mpeg encoding settings in hijack are better than audacity."
  • "UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't think the word hijack was ever used."

Words like "hijack"

SUBSCRIBE TO WORD OF THE DAY