Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hijack

1 sense of hijack

Sense 1
hijack, highjack -- (seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination)
       => crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking -- ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hijack

2 senses of hijack

Sense 1
commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate -- (take arbitrarily or by force; "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami")
       => seize -- (take or capture by force; "The terrorists seized the politicians"; "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages")

Sense 2
hijack -- (seize control of; "they hijacked the judicial process")
       => assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate -- (seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died")

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