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

 

press-gang

 verb
verb
 
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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