hijack


hijack
I UK [ˈhaɪdʒæk] / US [ˈhaɪˌdʒæk] verb [transitive]
Word forms "hijack":
present tense I/you/we/they hijack he/she/it hijacks present participle hijacking past tense hijacked past participle hijacked
1) 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.


Derived word:
hijacker
UK [ˈhaɪˌdʒækə(r)] / US [ˈhaɪˌdʒækər] noun countable
Word forms "hijacker":
singular hijacker plural hijackers
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English dictionary. 2014.