Commandeer: officially take possession of something, typically for military purposes.
It's a word Hollywood loves to use. The hero lost his car in the heat of the chase? No problem, flash a badge and gun at the closest citizen and shout, "Police officer, I'm commandeering your vehicle."
It's an exotic word, but I'd wager many of us are familiar with it in a little different sense. Specifically, I'm talking about "borrowing" tools. Even more…