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tr.v. press-ganged, press-gang·ing, press-gangs
1. To force into military or naval service.
2. To force or coerce: "press-ganging a consumer into buying something he doesn't want" (Feona McEwan).
a body of persons under the command of an officer, formerly employed to impress others for service, esp. in the military.
Past participle: press-ganged