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Meaning of hijack by Wiktionary Dictionary

hijack


    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    Blend of highway and jacker ( “one who holds up” ) [1]

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈhaɪ.dʒæk/

    Derived terms

    Noun

    hijack ( plural: hijacks )

    1. An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle .
    2. An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process .
    3. ( politics ) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions .

    hi-jack

    By Wiktionary ( 2007/04/19 14:04 UTC Version )

    Noun

    hi-jack

    1. Alternative spelling of hijack .

    hijack

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/05/11 14:12 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    Blend of highway and jacker ( “one who holds up” ) [1]

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈhaɪ.dʒæk/

    Derived terms

    Noun

    hijack ( plural: hijacks )

    1. An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle .
    2. An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process .
    3. ( politics ) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions .


Explanation of hijack by Wordnet Dictionary

hijack


    Verb
    1. take arbitrarily or by force

    2. seize control of

    3. they hijacked the judicial process
    Noun
    1. seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination