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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The ship was hijacked by four young terrorists.
▪ We're not going to let a handful of radical students hijack our school.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1922, American English, perhaps from high(way) + jacker "one who holds up." Originally "to rob (a bootlegger, smuggler, etc.) in transit;" sense of "seizing an aircraft in flight" is 1968 (also in 1961 variant skyjack), extended 1970s to any form of public transportation. Related: Hijacked; hijacking.


n. 1 An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle. 2 An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process. 3 (context politics English) An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions. 4 (context poker slang English) preflop, the position two before the dealer. vb. 1 To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat). 2 To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one. 3 (context computing English) To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie. 4 (context computing English) To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (''to '''hijack''' a browser''). 5 (context politics English) To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions.

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

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


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Hijack (group)

Hijack were a hip hop group from Brixton, London, featuring Kamanchi Sly, DJ Supreme, DJ Undercover, Ulysses, Agent Fritz and Agent Clueso. Their first single, "Style Wars" ( Music of Life, 1988) caught the attention of the British hip hop community. Their next release, "Hold No Hostage"/"Doomsday of Rap" (Music of Life, 1989) became an underground hit across Europe, bringing them to the attention of West Coast rapper Ice-T.

Hijack (2008 film)

Hijack is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language thriller film starring Shiney Ahuja and Esha Deol. The film is written and directed by Kunal Shivdasani and is based on the hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 814.

Hijack (Amon Düül II album)

Hijack is an album by Amon Düül II from 1974, released by Atlantic Records. It was distributed in the UK by WEA Records.

Hijack (Herbie Mann song)

"Hijack" is a 1975 song written by Spanish musician Fernando Arbex and originally recorded by the group Barrabás for their 1974 album ¡Soltad a Barrabás!. It was later a hit single for jazz flautist Herbie Mann.

Mann's recording of the song featured Cissy Houston on vocals and hit number one on the US Disco Action chart for three weeks in early 1975 and made the top 30 on the R&B and pop singles charts.

In addition to Mann's version, the song has been covered many other artists (notably by Enoch Light) and the various versions have been sampled in songs by hip-hop artists, including The Beatnuts and Jennifer Lopez.

Hijack (1973 film)

Hijack is a made-for-television dramatic movie that first aired on ABC in 1973 as a movie produced from the ABC Movie of the Week library. It was filmed in the Antelope Valley of California.

Hijack (1995 film)

Hijack is a 1995 Indian Malayalam film, directed by KS Gopalakrishnan, starring Devan and Siddique in the lead roles.

Usage examples of "hijack".

In addition to the CIA, the Pentagon, and the nuclear facility, Tiglao said, Murad confessed that other targets of the airliner hijacking scheme would include the Transamerica Tower in San Francisco, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and - as Ronnie Bucca had suspected - the World Trade Center.

CAPPS screening system, deploying Federal Air Marshals domestically, hardening cockpit doors, alerting air crew to a different kind of hijacking than what they had been trained to expect, or adjusting the training of controllers and managers in the FAA and NORAD.

But Esching had said that there was no hijacking transponder code being sent.

Charlie probably arranged for the move to Northumbria and passed the details on to Andy Pandy, who arranged a hijack, killing the driver, Jonathan Fearn, a local wide-boy recruited by Charlie.

The study is said to have considered the feasibility of hijacking planes and blowing them up in flight, paralleling the Bojinka concept.

Though the plane could have been an old DC-3, some of the Guajiro gangs had hijacked or purchased the latest models of short-range transports.

Crown did not want that silver lifeline jeopardized by armies of picaro swordsmen hijacking the silver trains along trails and highways.

United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania, there had been no mention of its hijacking and the FAA had not yet been added to the tele- conference.

After Vitaly Chernobyl and the Meltdowns arrived in Long Beach on one of those hijacked ex-Soviet refugee freighters, they fanned out across southern California looking for expanses of reinforced concrete that were as vast and barren as the ones they had left behind in Kiev.

I had to maneuver the Sirians into hijacking Wess off Mimas without letting them see the implications.

What happened to Lew Page was pretty effective, and it may frighten Newsome into either getting back in line with us, or dropping his idea of hijacking the whole project for himself.

Commission in May 2003, NORAD officials stated that at 9:16, NEADS received hijack notification of United 93 from the FAA.

NORAD officials stated that at 9:24, NEADS received notification of the hijacking of American 77.

According to Brayson, this Adler had already hijacked an oil tanker--the Noramo Pride, American registry.

Max Bhagat had asked for both of them by name, requesting that they join a small group of FBI agents accompanying him to Kazbekistan to observe the negotiation and the actual takedown of the hijacked World Airlines flight.