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English definition of “press-gang”

press-gang

verb [T]     /ˈpres.ɡæŋ/ informal
to force or strongly persuade someone to do something they do not want to do: I've been press-ganged into tak ing the kids swimming .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of press-gang verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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