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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.
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patrolverb [I or T]

uk   /pəˈtrəʊl/  us   /pəˈtroʊl/ (-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   /pəˈtroʊl/
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