press-gang Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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press-gangverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈpres.ɡæŋ/ informal
to ​force or ​stronglypersuade someone to do something they do not ​want to do: I've been press-ganged into taking the ​kidsswimming.
(Definition of press-gang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “press-gang”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫, 劝诱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫, 勸誘…
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