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patrol

noun
 
 
/pəˈtrəʊl/
ACT [C, U] the act of looking for trouble or danger around an area or building: We passed a group of soldiers on patrol. a patrol boat/carDefending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
SOLDIERS [C] a group of soldiers or vehicles that patrol an area or building: a border patrol an armed patrolParts of armies and groups of servicemen
Translations of “patrol”
in Arabic دَوْرِيّة…
in Korean 순찰…
in Malaysian rondaan…
in French (de) patrouille…
in Turkish devriye, askerî devriye, devriye araçları…
in Italian perlustrazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巡邏,巡查…
in Russian патрулирование, патруль, дозор…
in Polish patrol…
in Vietnamese tuần tra…
in Spanish (de) patrulla…
in Portuguese patrulha…
in Thai การตรวจตรา…
in German die Streife, Streifen-……
in Catalan patrulla…
in Japanese パトロール, 巡回…
in Indonesian patroli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巡逻,巡查…
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