- I UK [ˈhaɪdʒæk] / US [ˈhaɪˌdʒæk]
Word forms "hijack":
present tense I/you/we/they hijack he/she/it hijacks present participle hijacking past tense hijacked past participle hijacked1) to illegally take control of a vehicle, especially a plane, using violence or threats
Terrorists hijacked the plane, ordering the pilot to fly to Tripoli.2) showing disapproval to take control of an organization or activity and use it for your own purposes
Environmentalists were accused of hijacking the rally to promote their own aims.
UK [ˈhaɪˌdʒækə(r)] / US [ˈhaɪˌdʒækər] noun countable
Word forms "hijacker":
singular hijacker plural hijackers
English dictionary. 2014.