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skyjack

verb [T] uk   /ˈskaɪ.dʒæk/ us  
to take control of a flying aircraft by force, usually in order to make political demands
See also
skyjacker
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Flight attendants have been trained to cooperate with skyjackers.
skyjacking
noun [C or U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
The number of skyjackings has risen alarmingly this year. Skyjacking has become a major problem for the airlines.
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