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Definition of station verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they station
    he / she / it stations
    past simple stationed
    -ing form stationing
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    armed forces
  1. 1[often passive] station somebody + adv./prep. to send someone, especially from one of the armed forces, to work in a place for a period of time troops stationed abroad
  2. go to position
  3. 2station somebody/yourself + adv./prep. (formal) to go somewhere and stand or sit there, especially to wait for something; to send someone somewhere to do this She stationed herself at the window to await his return. A photographer had been stationed at the main entrance.
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