What does hijack mean?

Definitions for hijackˈhaɪˌdʒæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hijack.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hijack, highjack(verb)

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

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

    take arbitrarily or by force

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

  3. hijack(verb)

    seize control of

    "they hijacked the judicial process"


  1. hijack(Noun)

    An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle.

  2. hijack(Noun)

    An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.

  3. hijack(Noun)

    An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.

  4. hijack(Verb)

    To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).

  5. hijack(Verb)

    To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one.

  6. hijack(Verb)

    To seize control of a networked computer by means of infecting it with a worm or other malware, thereby turning it into a zombie.

  7. hijack(Verb)

    To change software settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain web site (to hijack a browser).

  8. hijack(Verb)

    To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions.


  1. Hijack

    Hijack were a hip hop group from Brixton in London, featuring Kamanchi Sly, DJ Supreme, DJ Undercover, Ulysses, Agent Fritz and Agent Clueso. Their first single, "Style Wars" caught the attention of the British hip hop community. Their next release, "Hold No Hostage" / "Doomsday of Rap" became an underground hit across Europe, bringing them to the attention of West Coast rapper Ice-T.

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    Song lyrics by hijack -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by hijack on the Lyrics.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hijack in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hijack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush:

    I'm a joyful warrior, there is a difference between just sitting back and watching someone try to hijack a party that I believe will allow people to rise up again.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    If he wins, he will hijack the conservative cause, everyone running for president on the Republican side, as it relates to Donald Trump, is in the witness protection program.

  3. Craig Deluz:

    Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is no stranger to trying to hijack high-profile issues in order to get his name out there, and Senate Pro Tem de Leon doesn't want the Lieutenant Governor to steal his thunder.

  4. President George W. Bush:

    The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them.

  5. Belinda Kennedy:

    When you’ve got people like the Ku Klux Klan and these neo-Nazi groups, the white supremacists, when they hijack the flag, that should be a crime because that’s not what the flag is about. but that’s what makes people so vehemently, adamantly opposed to the flag.

Images & Illustrations of hijack

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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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