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patrolverb [I or T]

uk   /pəˈtrəʊl/  us   /-ˈtroʊl/ (-ll-)
(​especially of ​soldiers or the ​police) to go around an ​area or a ​building to ​see if there is any ​trouble or ​danger: The ​wholetown is patrolled by ​police because of the ​possibility of ​riots. A ​securityguard with a ​dog patrols the ​buildingsite at ​night. Coastguards ​found a ​desertedboat while patrolling (along) the ​coast.

patrolnoun

uk   /pəˈtrəʊl/  us   /-ˈtroʊl/
(Definition of patrol from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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patrolverb [I/T]

 us   /pəˈtroʊl/ (-ll-)
to go around an ​area or a ​building to ​check that it is ​free from ​trouble or ​danger: [T] Securityguards patrol the ​building at ​night.
(Definition of patrol from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “patrol”
in Korean 순찰…
in Arabic دَوْرِيّة…
in Malaysian meronda…
in French patrouiller…
in Russian патрулирование, патруль, дозор…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指士兵或員警)巡邏,巡查…
in Italian perlustrazione…
in Turkish devriye, askerî devriye, devriye araçları…
in Polish patrol…
in Spanish patrullar…
in Vietnamese tuần tra…
in Portuguese patrulha…
in Thai ตรวจตรา…
in German patroullieren…
in Catalan patrulla…
in Japanese パトロール, 巡回…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指士兵或警察)巡逻,巡查…
in Indonesian berpatroli…
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