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Hijack appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Quizzical twins proved my hijack-bug fix. (34 letters)
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Definition of the noun hijack

What does hijack mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hijacks

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

Alternative definition of the noun hijack

noun

  1. An instance of hijacking; the illegal seizure of a vehicle.
  2. An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.
  3. [politics] An amendment which deletes the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.

Definition of the verb hijack

What does hijack mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hijacked | hijacking | hijacks

  1. take arbitrarily or by force
  2. seize control of
    • example: they hijacked the judicial process
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic terms: arrogate / assume / seize / take over / usurp = seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

Alternative definition of the verb hijack

verb

  1. 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).
  2. To seize control of some process to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one.
  3. [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.
  4. [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).
  5. [politics] To introduce an amendment deleting the contents of a bill and inserting entirely new provisions.

Films

  1. "Hijack" is a 2008 Bollywood film about terrorism. It stars Shiney Ahuja and Esha Deol. This film is based on the real life hijacking of IC 814.
  2. "Hijack" a.k.a. "Hijack!": Hijack is a made-for-television dramatic movie that first aired on ABC in 1973 as a movie produced from the ABC Movie of the Week library. It was filmed in the Antelope Valley of California.
  3. "Hijack" a.k.a. "The Last Siege: Never Surrender": When a prestigious Senator boards a train at Union Station, he is expecting an uneventful trip. His trip is interrupted when a militia group hijacks the train, taking him and several other passengers as hostages, while planting a nuclear bomb on board. A gallant ATF Agent also a passenger on the train, is the one man who just may be capable of both freeing the hostages and defusing the bomb before time runs out.

Writings

  1. "Hijack" is a short story by Robert L. Fish.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (43 years ago)
    • award: - Edgar Award for Best Short Story (Volume: August '72) nomination for Robert L. Fish
  2. "Hijack" is a book by Edward Wellen.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 1971
  3. "Hijack" is a book by Charles Wells.

Game

"Hijack" is a video game.

  • designer: Paradise Software
  • developer: Paradise Software
  • genres: Action-adventure game, Adventure game, Strategy video game
  • publisher: Electric Dreams Software
  • released in (29 years ago)

Music

  1. "Hijack" is a 1975 song written by Spanish musician Fernando Arbex and originally recorded by the group Barrabás for their 1974 album ¡Soltad a Barrabás!. It was later a hit single for jazz flautist Herbie Mann.
  2. "Hijack" is an album by Amon Düül II from 1974, released by Atlantic Records. It was distributed in the UK by WEA Records.
    • genre: Krautrock
    • released in (41 years ago)
  3. "Hijack" is a musical single of Thunderball.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  4. "Hijack" is a composition.

Group

Hijack were a hip hop group from Brixton, 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.

Miscellanea

  1. Hijack is a 1995 Indian Malayalam film, directed by KS Gopalakrishnan, starring Devan and Siddique in the lead roles.
  2. Hijack is a marketing campaign.
  3. Hijack is a canonical version, musical recording.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hijack

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Google previewCounseling Women Across the Life Span (2017)

Empowerment, Advocacy, and Intervention by Jill Schwarz, PhD, NCC

Therefore, such an amygdala hijack is a disconnection that occurs from a traumatic event. Individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often find themselves in this state. The individual goes into a place of reactivity and ...

Google previewYour Brain is YOUR Business

by Michelle Loch

An amygdala hijack is a bit like the safety mechanism on your car‟s seat belts. If you move forward quickly, a mechanism responds to that cue and, regardless of the circumstances, will lock the belt with a view to preventing you from hurtling ...

Google previewThe ABC Movie of the Week Companion (2008)

A Loving Tribute to the Classic Series by Michael Karol

Hijack is the TV-friendly version of a similar tale.

Google previewCorpora and Complementation (2000)

Tracing Sentential Complementation Patterns of Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs Over the Last Three Centuries by Martti Juhani Rudanko

Hijack is a verb in the language and dictionaries provide an analysis of ...

Google previewComptia Network+ V6 Study Guide - Indie Copy (2015)

by Matthew Bennett

A session hijack is an attempt by another user (the hacker) to impersonate the victim's current session. As part of the authentication process, once the computer and user account have been successfully verified and authenticated, a session ...

Google previewCISSP Practice Questions Exam Cram (2016)

by Michael Gregg

A session hijack is the process of taking over an established legitimate session. This type of attack gives an attacker an authenticated connection into a network. 6. Answer: B. The primary purpose of auditing is to hold individuals ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Second Edition (2008)

by Pagani, Margherita

CoolWebSearch may hijack any of the following: Web searches, home page, and other Internet Explorer settings. Recent variants of CoolWebSearch install using malicious HTML applications or security flaws, such as ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

totake over,to hijack, булаан эзлэгч occupier, нисэх онгоц булаан эзлэгч hijacker, нисэх онгоц булаан эзлэхto hijack a plane,харийн булаан эзлэгч foreign occupier, булаан эзлэлт occupation, булаан эзлэх (булаан эзэгнэх) to take over ...

Google previewWorld Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political Violence from Ancient Times to the Post-9/11 Era by James Ciment

®hijack ̄. the popular uprisings that spread through the Arab world in 2011, leading to the rise of radical Islamist governments in countries such as Egypt. It is important to recognize that the vast majority of Muslims do not espouse or support ...

Google previewChambers Universal Learners' Dictionary

hijack. the high seas (esp formal or liter) the open seas; far from land. it ia etc high time ( in/) something ought to be or have been done etc by this, or that , time : If is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone told him to stop ...

Google previewThe War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond (2014)

From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond by Jan Goldman Ph.D.

The hijack team had little difficulty passing security. Security checkpoints at Newark International Airport were operated by Argenbright Security under contract to United Airlines. Only two of the four hijackers had luggage and only one of them ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Sometime during this period, Murad began to discuss with Yousef and Mohammed a scheme to hijack commercial aircraft and use them as flying missiles. Murad, who had the piloting skills the others lacked, talked about the need to train pilots ...

Google previewThe 9/11 Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

Second Edition by Stephen E Atkins

The hijack team had little difficulty passing security. Security checkpoints at Newark International Airport were operated by Argenbright Security under contract to United Airlines. Only two of the four hijackers had luggage and only one of them ...

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Usage statistics about hijack

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hijack:

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Quotes about Hijack

The majority does not rule in America, but the minority shouldn't hijack it. And it's because we're afraid. They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone. We're not. (Glenn Beck)
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Scrabble value of H4I1J8A1C3K5

The value of this 6-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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