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

 

troop

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verb
BrE BrE//truːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//truːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they troop
BrE BrE//truːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//truːp//
 
he / she / it troops
BrE BrE//truːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//truːps//
 
past simple trooped
BrE BrE//truːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//truːpt//
 
past participle trooped
BrE BrE//truːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//truːpt//
 
-ing form trooping
BrE BrE//ˈtruːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (used with a plural subject) to walk somewhere together as a group After lunch we all trooped down to the beach. As the players trooped off the field, someone threw a bottle from the crowd. The girls trooped in for dinner. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French troupe, back-formation from troupeau, diminutive of medieval Latin troppus ‘flock’, probably of Germanic origin.

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