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English definition of “press sth/sb into service”

press sth/sb into service

to use something or someone that is not completely suitable because nothing or no one more suitable is available: The car's broken down so I've had to press my old bike back into service.Using and misusing
(Definition of press sth/sb into service from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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