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Topic: CRIME


hijack

1 verb
     
hi‧jack1 [transitive]
1SCCTT to use violence or threats to take control of a plane, vehicle, or ship [↪ carjack]:
The airliner was hijacked by a group of terrorists.
2 to take control of something and use it for your own purposes:
Some people think the party has been hijacked by right-wing extremists.
hijacker noun [countable]
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