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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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