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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: hijack /ˈhaɪdʒæk/ 
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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 a plane, using violence or threats

    Terrorists hijacked the plane, ordering the pilot to fly to Tripoli.

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

    Environmentalists were accused of hijacking the rally to promote their own aims.

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 British English pronunciation: hijacker /ˈhaɪˌdʒækə(r)/  noun [countable]
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