What is another word for hijacked?

Pronunciation: [hˈa͡ɪd͡ʒakt] (IPA)

Hijacked is a word used to describe an act of forcibly taking control of something, typically a vehicle or a situation. Some synonyms for hijacked include commandeered, appropriated, seized, stolen, taken hostage, taken over, and abducted. Each of these words carries a slightly different connotation but can be used interchangeably in certain contexts, such as when describing a takeover of a company or a hijacking of an airplane. Commandeered and appropriated suggest a more lawful takeover, while seized and stolen imply a more forceful action. Taken hostage and taken over may suggest more violent and intentional actions. Abducted may refer specifically to a person being forcefully taken from one place to another.

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Usage examples for Hijacked

Tires either stolen or hijacked, are sold by the crooks to so-called honest dealers who serve the public.
"Ghost Beyond the Gate"
Mildred A. Wirt
I'm on the job to see they're not hijacked."
"Ghost Beyond the Gate"
Mildred A. Wirt
Most of the 19 men who hijacked planes on September the 11th were trained in Afghanistan's camps, and so were tens of thousands of others.
"Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present"
Various

Famous quotes with Hijacked

  • I immediately called the command center of the Department of Justice to let them know that my wife was on a plane that had been hijacked. I mainly wanted them know there was another hijacked plane out there.
    Ted Olson
  • She said it had been hijacked shortly after takeoff. By this time, the plane had been in the air - again, I'm presuming that it took off on time - for over an hour.
    Ted Olson
  • I continue to meet people who have had their Web pages hijacked, their browsers corrupted, in some cases, their children exposed to inappropriate material from these dangerous programs hidden in their family computers.
    Cliff Stearns
  • They have hijacked my religion.
    Cat Stevens
  • I believe that what we are fighting here is not just a small group of people who have hijacked a religion, but it is a civilization bent on destroying ours.
    Tom Tancredo

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