- the forcible stealing of a vehicle from a motorist.
- to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.
- to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.
Origin of carjack
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Examples from the Web for carjacking
Shrien Dewani looked like a broken man after the November 2010 carjacking that left his new bride dead.The Honeymoon Murder Trial of British Millionaire Shrien Dewani Begins
October 7, 2014
A cherished soap opera star and her British ex-husband were slain in a carjacking that spared their five-year-old daughter.Former Miss Venezuela Murdered In Roadside Attack
January 9, 2014
Why would Tsarnaev tell the carjacking victim they were responsible for the bombings, as police allege?The Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Admiration Society
April 22, 2013
In Tripoli, carjacking is rife and kidnappings are on the rise.Libyan Government Turns to Ansar Al-Sharia Militia for Crime-Fighting Help
February 26, 2013
The first notorious case, in 2002, was when Mets outfielder Richard Hidalgo was shot in the arm during a carjacking in Venezuela.Wilson Ramos Kidnapping Highlights Baseball's Dangerous Venezuela Pipeline
November 11, 2011
- (tr) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
C20: car + (hi) jack
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