press (someone or something) into service

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Definition of press (someone or something) into service

: to use (someone or something) for a particular job or purpose when a special need occurs Retired doctors and nurses were pressed into service to help care for the wounded. The backup computer was pressed into service when the main computer failed.

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“Press (someone or something) into service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20into%20service. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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