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Definition of press-gang verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



press-gang somebody (into something/into doing something) (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they press-gang
he / she / it press-gangs
past simple press-ganged
-ing form press-ganging
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to force someone to do something that they do not want to do
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