Definition of patrol verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patrol

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//pəˈtroʊl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they patrol
     
    he / she / it patrols
     
    past simple patrolled
     
    -ing form patrolling
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] patrol (something) to go around an area or a building at regular times to check that it is safe and that there is no trouble Troops patrolled the border day and night. Guards can be seen patrolling everywhere.
  2. 2[transitive] patrol something to drive or walk around a particular area, especially in a threatening way Gangs of youths patrol the streets at night.
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