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press-gang

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpress-gangˈpress-gang1 verb [transitive]  1 press-gang somebody into doing something2 to force men to work on a ship, by taking them from the streets – done in the past→ See Verb tablepress-gangpress-gang2 noun [countable]  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
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Verb table
press-gang
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypress-gang
he, she, itpress-gangs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypress-ganged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave press-ganged
he, she, ithas press-ganged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad press-ganged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill press-gang
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have press-ganged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam press-ganging
he, she, itis press-ganging
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you, we, theyare press-ganging
Past
I, he, she, itwas press-ganging
you, we, theywere press-ganging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been press-ganging
he, she, ithas been press-ganging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been press-ganging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be press-ganging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been press-ganging
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