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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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152, and Stolen Harvest: The Highjacking of the Global Food Supply (Cambridge: South End Press, 2000).
CYBER criminals are highjacking game consoles and smartphones in a bid to steal sensitive information or to pass on child porn, the Irish Daily Mirror has learned.
of highjacking dead presidents, militancy a drama deferred--a moody
GSS' "culture of lying" began with the April 1984 "Bus (or Kav) 300" affair referring to a bus highjacking by Palestinians and the allegation that GSS agents executed two of them taken captive.
Finally, his missing arm not only marks his allegiance to Algeria but also stands as a protest against the highjacking of the revolution by those who call themselves the "revolutionaries.
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.
Hill all testified that the overheard statement made them apprehensive that a highjacking to Cuba was in the making.
I) The highjacking or sabotage of any conveyance (including an aircraft, vessel, or vehicle).
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.