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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
A body of men employed to force others into military or naval service
To force men into military or naval service
To coerce somebody into doing something that they are reluctant to do
If people are press-ganged, they are captured and forced to join the army or navy. They left their villages to evade being press-ganged into the army The government denies that the women were press-ganged. + press-ganging press-ganging the press-ganging of young people into the country's armed forces
If you are press-ganged into doing something, you are made or persuaded to do it, even though you do not really want to. I was press-ganged into working in that business She was a volunteer, she hadn't had to be press-ganged. = force
In former times, a press-gang was a group of men who used to capture boys and men and force them to join the navy. a group of people in the past who took young men away using force in order to make them come to work on a ship
{n} a crew that press men into public service
press gang
a detachment empowered to force civilians to serve in the army or navy
See Press gang, under Press