hijack definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to end and rob (a vehicle in transit).
    • To take (goods) from a car in transit.
    • To seize control of (a moving vehicle) by use of power, particularly in order to attain an alternative destination.
    • To take from like by hijacking.
    • To swindle or subject to extortion.
  • noun:
    • The work or an example of hijacking.
    • an example of hijacking; the unlawful seizure of a car.
    • a case of a seizure and redirection of a process.
    • An amendment which deletes the items of a bill and inserts entirely brand-new terms.
    • seizure of a vehicle in transportation either to rob it or divert it to an alternate location
  • verb:
    • To forcibly stop and seize control of some automobile so that you can rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).
    • To take close control of some procedure or resource to obtain an objective other than its originally intended one.
    • To take control of a networked computer by way of infecting it with a worm or any other spyware, thus making it a zombie.
    • to improve software settings without a person's understanding so as to force that user to go to a particular website (to hijack a browser).
    • To present an amendment deleting the items of a bill and inserting totally brand new conditions.
    • take control of
    • take arbitrarily or by force

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