English version

hijack in Transport topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhijackhi‧jack1 /ˈhaɪdʒæk/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  1 SCCTTto use violence or threats to take control of a plane, vehicle, or shipcarjack The airliner was hijacked by a group of terrorists.2 CONTROLto 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]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hijackThe ship was hijacked by four young terrorists.We're not going to let a handful of radical students hijack our school.