Definition of garrison verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

garrison

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they garrison
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsn//
 
he / she / it garrisons
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsnz//
 
past simple garrisoned
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsnd//
 
past participle garrisoned
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsnd//
 
-ing form garrisoning
BrE BrE//ˈɡærɪsnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡærɪsnɪŋ//
 
 
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to put soldiers in a place in order to defend it from attack garrison something Two regiments were sent to garrison the town. garrison somebody + adv./prep. 100 soldiers were garrisoned in the town. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘safety, means of protection’): from Old French garison, from garir ‘defend, provide’, of Germanic origin.
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