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highjack \highjack\ n. Same as highjacking.

Syn: hijack.


highjack \highjack\ v. t. same as hijack. [Rare]

Syn: commandeer, hijack, high-jack, pirate, expropriate.



  1. n. seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination [syn: hijack]

  2. v. take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami" [syn: commandeer, hijack, pirate]



n. (alternative spelling of hijack English) vb. (alternative spelling of hijack English)

Usage examples of "highjack".

Frieda had certainly highjacked the agenda, she thought as she sorted some papers.

Is he into the highjacking and smuggling rackets too or does he earn enough from his extra-curricular activities to buy honestly on the open market?