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commandeer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commandeer  \Com`man*deer"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commandeered}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Commandeering}.]  [D.  kommandeeren  to 
  command,  in  South  Africa  to  commandeer,  fr  F.  commander  to 
  command.  See  {Command}.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  To  compel  to  perform  military  service;  to  seize  for 
  military  purposes;  --  orig.  used  of  the  Boers. 
 
  2.  To  take  arbitrary  or  forcible  possession  of  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commandeer 
  v  :  take  arbitrarily  or  by  force;  "The  Cubans  commandeered  the 
  plane  and  flew  it  to  Miami"  [syn:  {hijack},  {highjack},  {pirate}, 
  {expropriate}] 




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