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garrison  


      n  
1    armed force, command, detachment, troops, unit  
2    base, camp, encampment, fort, fortification, fortress, post, station, stronghold  
      vb  
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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