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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.
Translations of “garrison”
in Spanish guarnición…
in French garnison…
in German die Garnison…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛戍部隊,守備部隊, 衛戍區,駐防地…
in Russian гарнизон…
in Turkish garnizon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫戍部队,守备部队, 卫戍区,驻防地…
in Polish garnizon…
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