"pirates" in the noun sense
1. plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate
someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
2. pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover
someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
3. pirate, pirate ship
a ship that is manned by pirates
"pirates" in the verb sense
copy illegally of published material
2. commandeer, hijack, highjack, pirate
take arbitrarily or by force
"The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami"
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