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Word: commandeer

Definition: take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes


Sentences Containing 'commandeer'

The kidnappers catch up with Nina, commandeer her vehicle, and tie her up, but at that moment the sedative begins to take effect and they all fall asleep.

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