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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.

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)







"troop" in British English

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troopnoun

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 All troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year.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/
for, relating to, or involving troops: Satellite photographs provide us with a lot of information about their troop movements.

troopverb

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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