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garrison

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˈɡær.ɪ.sən/ us    /ˈɡer-/
a group of soldiers living in or defending a town or building, or the buildings that the soldiers live in: The 100-strong garrison has/have received no supplies for a week. a garrison town

garrison

verb [T usually passive + adv/prep] uk   /ˈɡær.ɪ.sən/ us    /ˈɡer-/
to put a group of soldiers in a place in order to live there and defend it: British troops are garrisoned in the area.
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