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Definition of press-gang verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

press-gang

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