(1) In the case of a political crisis or a state of war, the government can commandeer state-owned aircraft, although on this occasion it was a request.(2) They will be given the authority to enlist any member of the public to help civil defence staff and to commandeer equipment or strategic buildings.(3) So, after some plotting, the pair commandeer an ice cream truck and hit the road with granny chilling in the freezer.(4) The ministry should take the lead to commandeer the general public to clean up public places like schools, bars, markets and taverns which form the core of a high-risk reference point before the rains.(5) These laws already give police sweeping powers to take control of services and commandeer buildings and equipment.(6) Expect troops to be sent across picket lines to commandeer the red fire engines.(7) They want to be able to say that they did not commandeer us, but they know that they can trust us not to be really impartial.(8) What other company director, though, can pick up a telephone and commandeer the back pages of the next day's newspapers?(9) The People's Liberation Army could commandeer an enormous range of civilian assets that would contribute directly to its capabilities.(10) The little girls in school with him played princess, and they would commandeer him because he was nice and he would go along with it, and make him into their frog-prince, or, more often, the big-bad-wolf.(11) ├ö├ç├┐THE Army and police will commandeer coaches and trains to move hundreds of thousands of Londoners out of the city in the event of a massive terrorist attack├ö├ç├û.(12) The Union campaign was going to commandeer wagons to haul their supplies but found fewer than 50 wagons in the entire valley.(13) Elizabeth's childhood friend, Will Turner, joins forces with Jack to commandeer the fastest ship in the British fleet.(14) For make no mistake, terrorism is the enemy of the state, out to destroy the state or to commandeer it for evil purposes.(15) For our ride back down the mountain, we were able to commandeer a covered jeep to carry a few of our more beleaguered compatriots, but the rest of us begrudgingly climbed back into the rear of our now-notorious truck.(16) But her enthusiastic account of the local food scene made such an impression on programme producer David Pritchard that he commandeered her for part of the film.