- 1.1 [Military/Militar] [vehicle/building/supplies] requisar; [personnel] reclutar (por la fuerza)More example sentences1.2 (take arbitrarily) apropiarse (de)
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- It reopened to the public… after it was commandeered two years ago for a US military base.
- Chandler and his control team were commandeering juggernauts to block off the dock piers one at a time.
- These laws already give police sweeping powers to take control of services and commandeer buildings and equipment.
- So, after some plotting, the pair commandeer an ice cream truck and hit the road with granny chilling in the freezer.
- On January 8, 1880, a group of over 150 miners commandeered a train and forced the conductor to take them to Hawks Nest without pay.
- The second incident occurred on the same day when a vehicle was commandeered by a group of nine refugees who forced their way into the vehicle.
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