Meaning of “troop” in the English Dictionary

"troop" in English

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uk /truːp/ us /truːp/
troops C2 [ plural ]

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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All troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year.

[ C ] a group of soldiers, especially ones who fight in strong military vehicles or on horses:

the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery

[ C ] an organized group of young people who are Scouts:

My brother joined the local Boy Scout troop.

troopadjective [ before noun ]

uk /truːp/ us /truːp/


uk /truːp/ us /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.

[ I ] informal humorous to travel somewhere as a group, especially when told to:

We all trooped down to London for the meeting.

(Definition of “troop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"troop" in American English

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troopnoun [ C ]

us /trup/

troop noun [ C ] (GROUP)

a group of soldiers or police, esp. one equipped with horses

A troop is also an organized group of young people who are Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

troop verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (WALK)

to walk or go somewhere as a group:

Hundreds of thousands of visitors troop through the museum every year.

(Definition of “troop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)