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hijack

Pronunciation: /ˈhaɪdʒæk/

Translation of hijack in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [aircraft/vehicle] secuestrar a large consignment of whisky hijacked from a truck un gran cargamento de whisky robado de un camión
    Example sentences
    • It involves chasing and seizing a supposedly hijacked ship and rescuing its crew members.
    • Armed men hijack the vehicle when Dr. Quest is away, taking Race and Jonny to an underwater base.
    • A dangerous armed thief, who hijacked a car in Egham, and committed a further six offences, has been jailed for six-and-a-half-years.
    1.2 [ideas/policies] apropiarse de
    Example sentences
    • The public power belongs to everyone and when majorities hijack it for sectarian purposes they act oppressively.
    • Where Pringle is even-handed in showing how extremists have hijacked the debate over GM food, Nestle is an unapologetic partisan.
    • We should not let racist organisations hijack our national flag.

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