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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.
Nicholls and Walsh can also combine to take the coral.co.uk Handicap Chase (12.55) with HERECOMESTHETRUTH, who scored from subsequent Kempton scorer Pressgang at Taunton earlier in the month.
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.
Hairy Molly held Pressgang to lift the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for a seventh Irish winner at the meeting.
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.''
Other guests include George Papavgeris, Anthony John Clarke, Geoff Higginbottom and hurdy-gurdy wizard, Damien Clarke of Pressgang.
100Years Ago Pressgang, Mr J Atkinson Jowott's champion bulldog, died on Wednesday at Oldcotes Manor, Notts, from pulmonary haemorrhage, following upon double pneumonia, the result of a cold caught at the Doncaster Show last week.
The poem was also published in Pressgang, the official magazine of the LEA's excellence in Liverpool project.
You will not need to pressgang these people; all they need is a chance and you can provide it for them.