Carjack (verb)

  1. To steal a car from its driver by force or threat of violence.
  2. To steal a vehicle by force or by threatening the driver.

Origin:

From late 20th century, from the word car + hijack ("to seize control of a vehicle by forc.e")

Examples:

  1. The thief carjacked the woman's car at gunpoint.
  2. The criminal was apprehended for trying to carjack a vehicle.
  3. The driver was able to escape the carjacker by speeding away.
  4. The police are looking for the suspect who carjacked a car on the highway.
  5. He was sentenced to prison for carjacking and armed robbery.
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