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troop in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrooptroop1 /truːp/ ●●● W2 noun  1 troops2 troop movement/withdrawal etc3 [countable]PMA a group of soldiers, especially on horses or in tanks the troop commander4 [countable]GROUP OF PEOPLE a group of people or animals that do something together a troop of monkeys a Scout troop troupeCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + troops American/French/UN etc troopsThis operation was undertaken by British troops.foreign troopsHe demanded that all foreign troops be withdrawn from the region.government troopsThe state radio reported serious clashes between government troops and guerrillas.peacekeeping troopsHe ruled out sending UN peacekeeping troops into the republic.ground troopsThe advancing ground troops were provided with substantial air support.combat troopsHeavily-armed combat troops were deployed on the streets of the capital yesterday.enemy troopsHis platoon was captured by enemy troops.elite/crack troops (=the best, most skilled or most experienced troops)The general's headquarters is guarded by crack troops.verbswithdraw troopsMauritania had declared its neutrality and withdrawn its troops.send in troopsJohnson wanted to win the war without sending in American ground troops.deploy troops (=send them to a place where they could do something)Should more troops be deployed?troops are stationed525,000 American troops were stationed in the country.troops marchBritish troops marched north to attack the German forces.troops advance (=move forward in order to attack a place)Government troops advanced on the rebel stronghold.
Examples from the Corpus
troopThe United States has 37,000 troops based in the southern half of the divided peninsula.Zaïrean exiles also expressed fears that Mobutu would be tempted to use force against the opposition now that foreign troops had been withdrawn.To reflect their extraordinary skill they have a higher weapon skill than most troops.One such regulation prohibited a body of troops on the march from occupying the whole street.Shells from our gunboats on the James came hoarsely spluttering over the heads of our troops.The day he shook off their protection they instigated a guerrilla uprising backed by their own troops.We saw some troops coming and we ran away.