[ US /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk/ ]
[ UK /hˈa‍ɪd‍ʒæk/ ]
  1. seize control of
    they hijacked the judicial process
  2. take arbitrarily or by force
    The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami
  1. seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
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How To Use hijack In A Sentence

  • What if a hijacked plane hit a nuclear power plant, what if bioterrorists infected burger bars, what if we were flooded with smallpox?
  • Organized religion is a hijacker of reason, rationality, intelligence and logic and is hostile to spiritual freedom, secular and atheistic thoughts. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • He rued that they were hijacking his Utopian concepts to unleash "a free-for-all fucking epidemic".
  • The audio, which hijacks your cardiac tempo as only ominous electronica amped up in the dark can do, mixes recordings of two timepieces of erstwhile global authority.
  • Authorities say when they had last recontacted the pilots, the pilots answers were so vague, they were ordered to take the plane through a series of unnecessary maneuvers to prove it was under their control, not hijacked. CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2009
  • A peaceful demonstration had been hijacked by anarchists intent on causing trouble.
  • It hijacks the universalism of justice to serve partisan ideological ends.
  • Dear gott but did this thread ever get hijacked by a nonissue. McCain Strives For Bill Clinton Moment
  • The Republicans, in the face of Obama's ascendancy and the indefensibility of their policy decisions in the last eight years, have just pulled a desperation maneuver and hijacked what is perhaps the most important election in America's history by demoting it to an emotional cat-fight between pro-choice and pro-life women, over the one issue where neither side can be reasonable. Cintra Wilson: It's the Freedom, Stupid
  • They tried to hush up the matter they hijacked a lorry driver.
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