hijack

Definitions:

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  • To seize control of (a vehicle such as an airplane or bus) by use of force, especially as a way of reaching an alternate destination or as an act of terrorism.
  • To kidnap (a person in a vehicle).
  • To stop and rob (a vehicle in transit).
  • To steal (goods) from a vehicle in transit.
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  • To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes.
  • To steal or appropriate for oneself.
  • The act or an instance of hijacking.
  • To <xref>forcibly</xref> <xref>stop</xref> and <xref>seize</xref> <xref>control</xref> of some <xref>vehicle</xref> in order to <xref>rob</xref> it or to reach a <xref>destination</xref> (especially an <xref>airplane</xref>, <xref>truck</xref> or a <xref>boat</xref>).
  • To seize control of some process or resource to achieve a purpose other than its originally intended one.
  • To seize control of a <xref>networked</xref> computer by means of <xref>infecting</xref> it with a <xref>worm</xref> or other <xref>malware</xref>, thereby turning it into a <xref>zombie</xref>.
  • To change <xref>software</xref> settings without a user's knowledge so as to force that user to visit a certain <xref>web site</xref> (to hijack a <xref>browser</xref>).
  • To <xref>introduce</xref> an <xref>amendment</xref> deleting the contents of a <xref>bill</xref> and inserting entirely new <xref>provisions</xref>.
  • An instance of hijacking; the <xref>illegal</xref> <xref>seizure</xref> of a <xref>vehicle</xref>.
  • An instance of a seizure and redirection of a process.
  • An <xref>amendment</xref> which <xref>deletes</xref> the contents of a bill and inserts entirely new provisions.
  • seize control of
  • take arbitrarily or by force
  • seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
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