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Synonyms for commandeer

Synonyms for commandeer

to take quick and forcible possession of

to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

Synonyms for commandeer

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The Daily Post understands most of those machines are likely to be ``spare'' or only used for training, but several could be commandeered from local fire stations.
A TEENAGER failed his driving test yesterday - after two fleeing robbers commandeered his car during the exam.
If Gorky's are the squirrely kids off building tree houses and declaring unilateral independence, Super Furry Animals have commandeered the hi-fi in the book-lined study, spinning conspiracy theories, and occasionally doing the monkey dance to a particularly stupid Steely Dan riff.
204) or commandeered biological cells to manufacture catalytic proteins, or enzymes (SN: 9/2/89, p.
These initiatives are part of our efforts to ensure the Digital Age does not get commandeered by thieves who see it as an open grab bag,'' Glickman stated.
If exploited, it is possible that routers across the global Internet could be crashed, suffer serious performance degradation, or be commandeered.
In the foothill town of Altadena, firefighters commandeered wheelchairs to lug sandbags to protect a nursing home from flooding.
Negative reaction among Web users is also growing, as valuable bandwidth and screen space is increasingly commandeered by unsolicited pop-up ads.
The robbers, wearing black ski masks and dark clothing, commandeered the Valley Street Bank of America just after 11 a.
In response, she commandeered a team of scientific researchers from around the world to develop a healthy antidote to undue fatigue.
SIMI VALLEY - Police arrested a carjacking suspect Thursday night wshortly after the truck he commandeered ran out of gas.
Sabrina's mischievous cousin Amanda, has commandeered or hijacked "The Beanie of Ultimate Power" placing Sabrina and Salem in jeopardy with the Witches Council.
Officers made what a routine traffic stop at 79th and Figueroa streets, when the suspect somehow commandeered the officers' squad car and fled, an LAPD spokeswoman said.
When Oscar nominee Will Smith heard his name called, he bounded down the steps, waved to the cheering audience, grabbed ``Ali'' co-star and fellow nominee Jon Voight in a bear hug, hoisted him off the ground, then bounded up to the stage, commandeered the microphone and said, ``Thank you.
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