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garrison

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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garrisongar‧ri‧son1 /ˈɡærəsən/ noun [countable]  1 PMAa group of soldiers living in a town or fort and defending it The garrison was called out when news of the enemy’s advance was received. a garrison town2 the buildings where a garrison of soldiers live
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garrisonEven so, he was given a garrison command at Rockingham.The lowering clouds hindered their aircraft from bombing and strafing his men and made parachuting supplies to their beleaguered garrison nearly impossible.Among edgy garrisons, with military pride an ingredient, something to be squashed immediately.These were real soldiers, part of the Governors Island garrison, many of them wounded veterans of two years of war.Leaving a small garrison at Tourane, he sailed south to Saigon.Some wondered if it had been lowered by the garrison.And heavy rain, at this period of the siege, was something that the garrison could have well done without.A volunteer garrison was left on the Acropolis.
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garrisongarrison2 verb [transitive]  PMAto send a group of soldiers to defend or guard a place Our regiment will garrison the town.
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garrisonMuch of interior destroyed by fire during garrisoning by troops after 1745 rising.Having garrisoned the citadel, Zacco left.So my constable continues to hold the castle, let the King garrison the title as strongly as he will.
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Verb table
garrison
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygarrison
he, she, itgarrisons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygarrisoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave garrisoned
he, she, ithas garrisoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad garrisoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill garrison
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have garrisoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam garrisoning
he, she, itis garrisoning
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you, we, theyare garrisoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas garrisoning
you, we, theywere garrisoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been garrisoning
he, she, ithas been garrisoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been garrisoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be garrisoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been garrisoning
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