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carjack

[ kahr-jak ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.


verb (used with object)

  1. to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.

carjack

/ ˈkɑːˌdʒæk /

verb

  1. tr to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime


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Derived Forms

  • ˈcarˌjacker, noun

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Other Words From

  • carjacker noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carjack1

1990-95; blend of car 1 + hijack

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carjack1

C20: car + ( hi ) jack

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Example Sentences

Police said that they believe Thomas was shot in a domestic dispute and that her assailant later carjacked a vehicle in Prince George’s County and led police on a pursuit back into the District.

She said the county has seen a decrease in commercial robberies while carjacking incidents spiked over the past year and a half as the coronavirus pandemic closed businesses and schools across the region.

In one of that day’s carjackings, according to Montgomery County court records, the teen was allegedly driving a carjacked Volkswagen Tiguan SUV with two others when they spotted a target along East-West Highway in Silver Spring.

Two weeks later, according to police, Greene-Parker, Myles and two unknown men carjacked an Infiniti in Silver Spring, police said.

I did not carjack or shoot anyone on the way, just so you know the pre-Grand Theft Auto baseline.

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