carjack

[kahr-jak]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.

Origin of carjack

1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack
Related formscar·jack·er, noun
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Related Words for carjack

steal, commandeer, kidnap, carjack, shanghai, skyjack

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British Dictionary definitions for carjack

carjack

verb
  1. (tr) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
Derived Formscarjacker, noun

Word Origin for carjack

C20: car + (hi) jack
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