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hijack

verb [T]  /ˈhɑɪˌdʒæk/ us  
to force someone to give you control of a vehicle, aircraft, or ship that is in the middle of a trip: Gunmen tried to hijack their truck. Someone who hijacks someone else’s ideas or plans uses those ideas and claims to have created them: The movie hijacks some of its style from "Blade Runner."
hijacking
noun [C/U]  /ˈhɑɪˌdʒæk·ɪŋ/ us  
[U] He’s a leading suspect in the hijacking of the jetliner.
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