Synonyms of 'hijack'
seizeDictionary, take over, commandeer
Two men tried to hijack a plane on a flight from Riga to Murmansk.
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If the armed forces commandeer a vehicle or building owned by someone else, they officially take charge of it so that they can use it.
The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
If a government or other authority expropriates someone's property, they take it away from them for public use.
The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.
Thesaurus for hijack from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone hijacks a plane or other vehicle, they illegally take control of it by force while it is travelling from one place to another.