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English noun: dragoon

1. dragoon (person) a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen

Broader (hypernym)cavalryman, trooper

English verb: dragoon

1. dragoon (social) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

SamplesThey sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone.

Synonymsrailroad, sandbag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

2. dragoon (social) subjugate by imposing troops

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

Broader (hypernym)subject, subjugate

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