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press2

press2

 
pronunciation:
pres
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pressed, presses, pressing
definition 1: to force into military service; impress.
synonyms:
conscript, draft, impress, induct
similar words:
call, levy
definition 2: to use in a manner not in keeping with what is usual or intended.
After the flood, we were pressed into duty as dike builders.
similar words:
call, conscript, draft, force, impress
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of forcing or conscripting into military service.
similar words:
conscription, draft, levy