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Synonyms for highjacking

robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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ISLAMABAD, July 17, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Welcoming the decision of Supreme Court acquitting Quaid PML-N Nawaz Sharif over plane highjacking case, leaders of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) have demanded strict action against those behind in filing that fake case.
Even more dramatic was the highjacking of the Liberian-flagged oil tanker MV Sirius Star Nov.
I'm not a Catholic, but as a born-again Christian and a brother in Christ, I will support you and any other courageous Catholic in the fight against homosexual immorality and the highjacking of freedom of speech by homosexual extremists.
We will not rest until everyone understands this and that this bill is an obvious corporate highjacking of the Senate which will ultimately hurt the consumer.
They also proved invaluable in counter-operations involving piracy and highjacking.
A number of recent books by well-respected educators have documented the highjacking of curricula in the service of corporate profits, the suppression of voices of opposition, and the failings of Direct Instruction programs.
One of the initiators, Abdalla Eissa, told the Manly Dally, 'A few extremists are highjacking the agenda but the majority (whether Muslim, Christian, or Jewish) are desperate to talk to each other.
Bruckner's only other success at senior level was in highjacking the Slovakian Cup at Inter Bratislava, won on penalties against DAC Dunajska Streda some nine years ago.
Now, after highjacking Jackie's McNamara's night as the nation's Player of the Year, good manners have become the latest victim of his reign.
They claim to be "pre-emptively highjacking strong memes for heightened media resistance," according to the Web site.
Seems the pair's next rumored exploit involves their highjacking of the oft-celebrated Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Derailing a train is, to use the cliche, not rocket science, nor is highjacking a truck.
In a momentary lapse in moderation, he announced that the highjacking of the election by "sinister subversive" forces had made his vote very much a vote for communism.
The day before his death, Odeh had appeared on a television interview in which he condemned the highjacking and terrorism in general, but said he believed Yasser Arafat was not behind the event.