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carjacking División en sílabas: car·jack·ing
Pronunciación: /ˈkärˌjakiNG/

Definición de carjacking en inglés:

sustantivo

The action of violently stealing an occupied car.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The threat of carjackings and kidnappings keeps people locked inside their houses.
  • Police say more people are becoming victims of carjackings because thieves cannot bypass sophisticated security systems on modern vehicles.
  • Many carjackings and kidnappings take place at traffic lights, where cars are forced to stop.

Origen

1990s: blend of car and hijacking (see hijack).

Derivados

carjack

1
Pronunciación: /ˈkärˌjak/
verbo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • A woman scientist and mother-of-two who was carjacked and kidnapped by a knife-wielding maniac has spoken of her ordeal for the first time.
  • The people in the vehicle hijacked or carjacked other cars and escaped.
  • Moments later, he levels a weapon on another motorist and carjacks his pickup truck, a small white Ford Ranger.

carjacker

2
Pronunciación: /ˈkärˌjak/
Pronunciación: /ˈkärˌjakər/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • His comments come after a number of high-profile cases where people in London have fallen victim to aggressive mobile phone thieves and violent carjackers.
  • After six days in Sea Point - described in their travel brochure as ‘cosmopolitan and vibrant’ - they say they were threatened by a gang of carjackers who tried to snatch their hire car.
  • All she could see were the bright lights strategically placed to keep the mall patrons safe from muggers, carjackers and the other ghosts that haunted dark parking lots.

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