1 armed force, command, detachment, troops, unit
2 base, camp, encampment, fort, fortification, fortress, post, station, stronghold
3 assign, mount, position, post, put on duty, station
4 defend, guard, man, occupy, protect, supply with troops
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garrison ( garrisons plural & 3rd person present) ( garrisoning present participle) ( garrisoned past tense & past participle )
1 n-count-coll A garrison is a group of soldiers whose task is to guard the town or building where they live.
...a five-hundred man French army garrison.
2 n-count A garrison is the buildings which the soldiers live in.
The approaches to the garrison have been heavily mined.
3 verb To garrison a place means to put soldiers there in order to protect it. You can also say that soldiers are garrisoned in a place.
British troops still garrisoned the country... V n
No other soldiers were garrisoned there. be V-ed
...the large, heavily garrisoned towns. V-ed
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