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"troop" in British English

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troopnoun

uk   us   /truːp/
troops C2 [plural]

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soldiers on ​duty in a ​largegroup: Traditionally, United Nations troops have been deployed only in a ​peacekeepingrole. The ​majorpowers have said they will not ​send in ground troops (= ​soldiers who ​fight on ​land). In 1988, about 220,000 American troops were stationed in ​WesternEurope. All troops will be withdrawn by the end of the ​year.
[C] a ​group of ​soldiers, ​especiallyones who ​fight in ​strongmilitaryvehicles or on ​horses: the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery [C] an ​organizedgroup of ​youngpeople who are Scouts: My ​brotherjoined the ​local Boy ​Scout troop.

troopadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /truːp/
for, ​relating to, or ​involving troops: Satellite ​photographsprovide us with a lot of ​information about ​their troop movements.

troopverb

uk   us   /truːp/
[I usually + adv/prep] to ​walksomewhere in a ​largegroup, usually with one ​person behind another: The little ​boys trooped after him ​across the ​playingfields. The Norwich ​fans gave ​theirteam a ​loudcheer as they trooped off the ​field. None of us ​knew what to ​expect as we trooped into her ​office. [I] informal humorous to ​travelsomewhere 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)

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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 ​organizedgroup of ​youngpeople who are ​BoyScouts or ​GirlScouts.

troopverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /trup/
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)
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