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Highjack vs. Hijack

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Highjackverb

same as hijack.

Hijackverb

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).

Highjacknoun

Same as highjacking.

Hijackverb

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

Highjacknoun

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

Hijackverb

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

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Highjackverb

take arbitrarily or by force;

‘The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami’;

Hijackverb

(computing) 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).

Hijackverb

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

Hijacknoun

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

Hijacknoun

An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.

Hijacknoun

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

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Hijacknoun

(poker slang) Preflop, the position two before the dealer.

Hijacknoun

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

Hijackverb

take arbitrarily or by force;

‘The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami’;

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