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hijack

verb [T]     /ˈhaɪ.dʒæk/
to take control of an aircraft or other vehicle during a journey, especially using violence: Two men hijacked a jet travelling to Paris and demanded $125,000.Terrorism and political crime disapproving to take control of or use something that does not belong to you for your own advantage: He resents the way his ideas have been hijacked by others in the department.ForgeryCopying and copiesCopying and copiesForgery hijacker     /r/ US  // noun [C] Miscellaneous criminals
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