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Synonyms for hijack

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hijack, highjackverb

    seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination


  2. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirateverb

    take arbitrarily or by force

    "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"

    commandeer, highjack, pirate

  3. hijackverb

    seize control of

    "they hijacked the judicial process"

    commandeer, highjack, pirate

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Editors Contribution

  1. co-opt

    to appropriate for one's own purpose

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

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  1. Luana Marques:

    When you're on [ amygdala ] hijack, you're' spinning,' you might say :' If I don't put on a mask right now I'm going to catch the virus, and if I get the virus, who's going to take care of my kids ?' — which of course makes you more anxious.

  2. Joe Biden:

    This isn't about me, it's a tactic that's used by this president to try to hijack an election so we do not focus on the issues that matter in our lives.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    It bothers me that someone comes to hijack that cause, donald Trump's not a conservative, and he's not a steady hand for sure, and he's not a servant. It's all about him and I'm the only guy going after him. I don't feel like, that he's intimidating. He's a bully. Punch him back in the nose.

  4. Executive Philippe Dauman:

    Shari Redstone is attempting to illegally hijack Shari Redstone father's well-established estate plan, we will continue to have great respect and affection for Mr. Shari Redstone, but he is clearly being manipulated by Sumner Redstone daughter Shari, Sumner Redstone daughter Shari.

  5. Belinda Kennedy:

    When you’ve got people like the Ku Klux Klan and these neo-Nazi groups, the white supremacists, when they hijack the flag, that should be a crime because that’s not what the flag is about. but that’s what makes people so vehemently, adamantly opposed to the flag.

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Translations for hijack

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  • خطف, اختطافArabic
  • entführen, Entführung, Überfall, hijacken, überfallenGerman
  • απάγω, αεροπειρατεία, πειρατεία, -πειρατεία, καταλαμβάνωGreek
  • piratearSpanish
  • kaapata, kaappausFinnish
  • détournement, détournerFrench
  • eltérítHungarian
  • membajakIndonesian
  • dirottareItalian
  • לַחטוֹףHebrew
  • ハイジャック, 乗っ取り, 乗っ取るJapanese
  • hijacken, kapenDutch
  • kapringNorwegian
  • uprowadzaćPolish
  • sequestrarPortuguese
  • напасть, захватывать, нападение, захват, угон, угонять, захватить, угнать, нападать, налетRussian
  • kapa, kapningSwedish
  • kaçırmakTurkish
  • 劫持Chinese

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