Saturday, May 29, 2010

Term: Hijacked

According to dictionary.com, here are the definitions for the term "hijacked."

–verb (used with object)
1. to steal (cargo) from a truck or other vehicle after forcing it to stop: to hijack a load of whiskey.
2. to rob (a vehicle) after forcing it to stop: They hijacked the truck before it entered the city.
3. to seize (a vehicle) by force or threat of force.
4. to skyjack.

–verb (used without object)
5. to engage in such stealing or seizing.

–noun
6. an act or instance or hijacking.

—Can be confused: hijack, kidnap, shanghai, skyjack.