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verb [transitive] hijack pronunciation in American English /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk/
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present tense
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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 hijack pronunciation in American English /ˈhaɪˌdʒækər/ noun [countable]
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