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press gang

also press·gang (prĕs′găng′)
n.
A company of men under an officer detailed to force men into military or naval service.
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MI6 chief Eric Gray (Toby Jones) and his CIA counterpart Emmett Kurzfeld (John Goodman) pressgang spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) to locate Bakhtin and retrieve the microfilm.
MI6's chief (Toby Jones) and his CIA counterpart (John Goodman) pressgang British spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) to locate Bakhtin and retrieve the microfilm.
PRESSGANG put in an amazing performance when winning a handicap at Kempton over Christmas.
Emma Lavelle's charge looked useful when finishing third to the classy Pressgang on his bumper debut last year, but failed to live up to that promise in three starts in novice hurdles.
And John Edmonds, general secretary of the GMB, said: ``We are not going to stand by and allow the Government to pressgang millions of public sector employees into working until they drop.
55) with HERECOMESTHETRUTH, who scored from subsequent Kempton scorer Pressgang at Taunton earlier in the month.
Hairy Molly held Pressgang to lift the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for a seventh Irish winner at the meeting.
Other guests include George Papavgeris, Anthony John Clarke, Geoff Higginbottom and hurdy-gurdy wizard, Damien Clarke of Pressgang.
Though he has been beaten, Pressgang was probably the most noted sample of his breed England has ever produced.