Definition of 'hijack'
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Were they plotting to hijack a jet? The Sun (2008)In the game it is essential to hijack cars to move around. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Previously planes were hijacked and used as bargaining chips. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are also exploring the theory the jet was hijacked by at least one person on board. The Sun (2014)But the aircraft is hijacked by the pilots and flown to a deserted volcanic island. The Sun (2014)If the plane has been hijacked what was the possible motive? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Did one or both of the pilots hijack their own plane? Times, Sunday Times (2014)They refuse to say if he planned to blow up the jet or hijack it and crash it. The Sun (2015) Vehicles were hijacked, set on fire and rolled into police lines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The airliner is hijacked and lands on a remote island, which is undetected by any radar. The Sun (2014)Terrified relatives waiting to collect family in Manchester feared the airliner had been hijacked. The Sun (2013)It was the first British commercial aircraft hijacked. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He's actually trying to stop the pilot hijacking the jet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)During the night more than five vehicles were hijacked and set on fire and police received numerous reports of armed men on the streets. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Cars were hijacked, buildings burnt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Next thing we know, he's hijacked a jet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Added to that, driverless cars could be hijacked, with the autonomous vehicles causing havoc. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'hijack'
British English: hijack /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk/ VERB
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.
Two men tried to hijack the plane.
- American English: hijack
- Arabic: يَخْتَطِفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sequestrar
- Chinese: 绑架
- Croatian: oteti
- Czech: unést letadlo, auto
- Danish: kapre
- Dutch: kapen
- European Spanish: secuestrar
- Finnish: kaapata
- French: détourner
- German: entführen
- Greek: κάνω πειρατία σε μέσο μεταφοράς
- Italian: dirottare
- Japanese: ハイジャックする
- Korean: 공중 납치하다
- Norwegian: kapre
- Polish: porwać
- European Portuguese: sequestrar em trânsito
- Romanian: a deturna
- Russian: угонять
- Spanish: secuestrar
- Swedish: kapa erövra under vapenhot
- Thai: จี้เครื่องบิน
- Turkish: gasp etmek
- Ukrainian: захоплювати
- Vietnamese: cướp máy bay
Definition of hijack from the Collins English Dictionary
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