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troop

noun uk   /truːp/ us  
troops C2 [plural] soldiers on duty in a large group: Traditionally, United Nations troops have been deployed only in a peacekeeping role. The major powers have said they will not send in ground troops (= soldiers who fight on land). In 1988, about 220,000 American troops were stationed in Western Europe. All troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year.Parts of armies and groups of servicemen [C] a group of soldiers, especially ones who fight in strong military vehicles or on horses: the King's Troop of the Royal Horse ArtilleryParts of armies and groups of servicemen [C] an organized group of young people who are Scouts: We've got a troop of Scouts camping in one of our fields this weekend.Named organizations and societies and their members

troop

adjective [before noun] uk   /truːp/ us  
for, relating to, or involving troops: Satellite photographs provide us with a lot of information about their troop movements.Parts of armies and groups of servicemen

troop

verb uk   /truːp/ us  
[I usually + adv/prep] to walk somewhere in a large group, usually with one person behind another: The little boys trooped after him across the playing fields. The Norwich fans gave their team a loud cheer as they trooped off the field. None of us knew what to expect as we trooped into her office.Moving firmly on foot [I] informal humorous to travel somewhere as a group, especially when told to: I suppose head office expects us all to troop down to London for this meeting.Advancing and moving forward
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