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dragoon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Army, History
dragoondra‧goon1 /drəˈɡuːn/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMASHa soldier in past times who rode a horse and carried a gun and sword
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dragoonEighty of 400 dragoons were brought down and the rest fled.The Jacobites, with 800 horse and 6300 infantry, easily outnumbered Argyll's 960 dragoons and 2200 foot soldiers.He knew about horses from his years as a dragoon.When the alarm was raised, three companies of dragoons were sent in pursuit.
dragoondragoon2 verb 🔊 🔊 dragoon somebody into something→ See Verb table
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Verb table
dragoon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydragoon
he, she, itdragoons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydragooned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dragooned
he, she, ithas dragooned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dragooned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dragoon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dragooned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dragooning
he, she, itis dragooning
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you, we, theyare dragooning
Past
I, he, she, itwas dragooning
you, we, theywere dragooning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dragooning
he, she, ithas been dragooning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dragooning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dragooning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dragooning
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