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British English: /ˈhʌɪdʒak/
American English: /ˈhaɪˌdʒæk/

Translation of hijack in French:


  • détournement (m) d'avion

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    détourner (plane)
    s'emparer de force de (lorry, car)
  • 2 [figurative] (take over)
    s'approprier (theory, subject)
    récupérer (event, demonstration)

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