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  1. press gang

    • IPA[ˈprɛsˌɡaŋ]

    英式

    • n.
      a body of men employed to enlist men forcibly into service in the army or navy.
    • v.
      forcibly enlist (someone) into service in the army or navy;force someone to do something
    • verb: press-gang, 3rd person present: press-gangs, gerund or present participle: press-ganging, past tense: press-ganged, past participle: press-ganged

    • noun: press gang, plural noun: press gangs

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. historical a body of men employed to enlist men forcibly into service in the army or navy.

    動詞

    • 1. historical forcibly enlist (someone) into service in the army or navy a press-ganged navy
    • historical force someone to do something we press-ganged Simon into playing