Definition of hijacking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪdʒækɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪdʒækɪŋ//
    (also hijack) [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the use of violence or threats to take control of a vehicle, especially a plane, in order to force it to travel to a different place or to demand something from a government There have been a series of hijackings recently in the area. an unsuccessful hijack compare carjacking
  2. 2(disapproving) the act of using or taking control of something, especially a meeting, in order to advertise your own aims and interests the hijacking of a recent meeting by anti-nuclear protesters

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