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Hijack vs. Nick

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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).

Nicknoun

A small cut in a surface.

Hijackverb

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

Nicknoun

A particular place or point considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

‘in the nick of time’;

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.

Nicknoun

A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.

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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).

Nicknoun

Senses connoting something small.

Hijackverb

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

Nicknoun

(cricket) A small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch.

Hijacknoun

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

Nicknoun

(genetics) One of the single-stranded DNA segments produced during nick translation.

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Hijacknoun

An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.

Nicknoun

(real tennis) The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.

Hijacknoun

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

Nicknoun

In the expressions in bad nick and in good nick: condition, state.

‘The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.’;

Hijacknoun

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

Nicknoun

A police station or prison.

‘He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick [police station] to be charged.’; ‘He’s just been released from Shadwell nick [prison] after doing ten years for attempted murder.’;

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Hijacknoun

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

Nicknoun

(Internet) lang=en

‘a user’s reserved nick on an IRC network’;

Hijackverb

take arbitrarily or by force;

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

Nicknoun

(archaic) A nix or water]] spirit.

Nickverb

(transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor way.

‘I nicked myself while I was shaving.’;

Nickverb

(transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to deface, to mar.

Nickverb

To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of (the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).

Nickverb

To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.

Nickverb

(transitive) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.

Nickverb

To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection.

Nickverb

To throw or turn up (a number when playing dice); to hit upon.

Nickverb

To steal.

‘Someone’s nicked my bike!’;

Nickverb

To arrest.

‘The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he’d broken into.’;

Nickverb

To give or call (someone) by a nickname; to style.

Nicknoun

An evil spirit of the waters.

Nicknoun

A notch cut into something

Nicknoun

A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.

Nicknoun

A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.

‘To cut it off in the very nick.’; ‘This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point.’;

Nickverb

To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.

Nickverb

To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick{2} in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.

‘And thence proceed to nicking sashes.’; ‘The itch of his affection should not thenHave nicked his captainship.’;

Nickverb

To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.

‘Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations.’;

Nickverb

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.

‘The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.’;

Nickverb

To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).

Nickverb

To nickname; to style.

‘For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me.’;

Nicknoun

an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Nicknoun

a small cut

Nickverb

cut slightly, with a razor;

‘The barber's knife nicked his cheek’;

Nickverb

cut a nick into

Nickverb

divide or reset the tail muscles of;

‘nick horses’;

Nickverb

mate successfully; of livestock

Nicknoun

a small cut or notch

‘a small nick on his wrist’;

Nicknoun

prison

‘he'll end up in the nick for the rest of his life’;

Nicknoun

a police station

‘he was being fingerprinted in the nick’;

Nicknoun

the junction between the floor and side walls in a squash court or real tennis court.

Nickverb

make a nick or nicks in

‘he had nicked himself while shaving’;

Nickverb

steal

‘she nicked fivers from the till’;

Nickverb

cheat someone of (a sum of money)

‘banks will be nicked for an extra $40 million’;

Nickverb

arrest (someone)

‘Stuart and Dan got nicked for burglary’;

Nickverb

go quickly or surreptitiously

‘they nicked across the road’;

Nickverb

depart; go away

‘I got up and got dressed and nicked off’;

Nick

Nick is a masculine given name. It is also often encountered as a short form (hypocorism) of the given names Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas, Nikola, Nicolai or Nicodemus.

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