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hijack

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈhaɪdʒæk/
to take control of something, such as another person's plan, a system, or a meeting for your own advantage: The association is annoyed that its campaign has been hijacked by pin-striped PR men.
IT to take control of a computer belonging to someone else without their permission, especially for illegal purposes: Hundreds of the department's powerful computers were hijacked by hackers, who used them to send spam email.
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