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English definition of “troop”


verb     /truːp/
[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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