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hijacking Line breaks: hi¦jack|ing

Definition of hijacking in English:


An act of illegally seizing an aircraft, vehicle, or ship while in transit; a hijack: he was involved in a hijacking in 1981 [mass noun]: measures to prevent hijacking
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  • The country has the highest number of murders, rapes, hijackings and violent robberies in the world.
  • The new security regulations are being introduced to reduce the risk of terrorism and other criminal acts, including hijackings and piracy.
  • When combined with a recent murder, car hijackings and muggings, the streets of this city are becoming increasingly dangerous.

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