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Synonyms for hijackˈhaɪˌdʒæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hijack, highjack(verb)

    seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination

    hijack, highjack

  2. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate(verb)

    take arbitrarily or by force

    "The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"

    commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate

  3. hijack(verb)

    seize control of

    "they hijacked the judicial process"

    commandeer, highjack, pirate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

divert, kidnapping, kidnap, kidnapped, diversion, abduction, hijacking, distract, deflect, abduct, usurp

Translations for hijack

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خطف, اختطافArabic
  • entführen, Entführung, Überfall, hijacken, überfallenGerman
  • απάγω, αεροπειρατεία, πειρατεία, -πειρατεία, καταλαμβάνωGreek
  • piratearSpanish
  • kaapata, kaappausFinnish
  • détournement, détournerFrench
  • eltérítHungarian
  • dirottareItalian
  • לַחטוֹףHebrew
  • ハイジャック, 乗っ取り, 乗っ取るJapanese
  • hijacken, kapenDutch
  • kapringNorwegian
  • uprowadzaćPolish
  • sequestrarPortuguese
  • напасть, захватывать, нападение, захват, угон, угонять, захватить, угнать, нападать, налетRussian
  • kapa, kapningSwedish
  • kaçırmakTurkish
  • 劫持Chinese

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