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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: hijack /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhijack
he/she/ithijacks
present participlehijacking
past tensehijacked
past participlehijacked

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  1. 1
    to illegally take control of a vehicle, especially an airplane, using violence or threats

    A U.N. convoy carrying relief supplies has been hijacked by rebels.

  2. 2
    showing disapproval to take control of an organization or activity and use it for your own purposes

    Environmentalists were accused of hijacking last week's demonstration against globalization.

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hijacker

 American English pronunciation: hijacker /ˈhaɪˌdʒækər/  noun [countable]
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pluralhijackers

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