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carjack

[kahr-jak] /ˈkɑrˌdʒæk/
verb (used without object)
1.
to forcibly steal a vehicle from a motorist.
verb (used with object)
2.
to forcibly steal (a vehicle), or to victimize (a driver) in this way.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; blend of car1 + hijack
Related forms
carjacker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for carjack

carjack

/ˈkɑːˌdʒæk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to attack (a driver in a car) in order to rob the driver or to steal the car for another crime
Derived Forms
carjacker, noun
Word Origin
C20: car + (hi)jack
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