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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: car + highjacking

carjacking

noun
     
car‧jack‧ing [uncountable and countable]
SCC the crime of using a weapon to force the driver of a car to drive you somewhere or give you their car [↪ hijacking]
carjacker noun [countable]
carjack verb [transitive]
WORD FOCUS: crime WORD FOCUS: crime
crimes that involve stealing things: robbery, burglary, theft, shoplifting, fraud, carjacking

crimes that involve attacking people : assault, mugging, murder, rape

someone who commits crimes: criminal, thief, crook, burglar, mugger, robber, pickpocket, rapist, offender, lawbreaker
crime

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crime
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