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commandeer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommandeercom‧man‧deer /ˌkɒmənˈdɪə $ ˌkɑːmənˈdɪr/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 TAKE something FROM somebodyto take someone else’s property for your own use, especially during a war 🔊 The local hotel was commandeered for the wounded.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
commandeerDafoe plays a computer mastermind who seeks revenge on his former employer by commandeering a luxury cruise ship.The lawyers, we think, are in waiting to commandeer any dispute, worthy or not.Cells that are introduced into young morulae to make a chimera sometimes become commandeered as germ-line cells.Bud's truck had been commandeered by the regiment.The officers had commandeered every house in the area.The helicopters ferry workers to and from the Opa Locka Training Airport, which has been commandeered for the operation.Two hijackers used fake explosives to commandeer the airliner.A paramilitary group attempted to commandeer the bus and take it to Madrid.The large coiled springs and unfamiliar machinery tempt one to try to commandeer the thing and ride it into another era.An impatient mob broke down the doors, took possession of the station, and commandeered the trains without paying their fares.
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Verb table
commandeer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycommandeer
he, she, itcommandeers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycommandeered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave commandeered
he, she, ithas commandeered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad commandeered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill commandeer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have commandeered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam commandeering
he, she, itis commandeering
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you, we, theyare commandeering
Past
I, he, she, itwas commandeering
you, we, theywere commandeering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been commandeering
he, she, ithas been commandeering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been commandeering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be commandeering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been commandeering
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