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English noun: patrol

1. patrol (group) a detachment used for security or reconnaissance

Broader (hypernym)detachment

2. patrol (act) the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

Broader (hypernym)protection

Narrower (hyponym)airborne patrol, round-the-clock patrol

3. patrol (group) a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

Broader (hypernym)force, personnel

Narrower (hyponym)border patrol, harbor patrol

Member holonympatroller

English verb: patrol

1. patrol (social) maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

ExamplesThe men patrol the area for animals , The men patrol for animals in the area


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)guard

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