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The act of keeping watch over an area by traveling around it
“The two officers were on a routine patrol in the city's west end.”
The act of guarding or protecting an area by traveling around it
“The Governor had established a night patrol of the harbor to prevent such a movement by force, if attempted.”
A person tasked with guarding, searching, or keeping watch over an area
“On the first night, Petrovich arrived but he had been spotted by a patrol.”
A group or team tasked with guarding, searching, or keeping watch over an area
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“This patrol consists of three four-man teams which maneuver when given the signal by the patrol leader.”
A tour or circuit around an area
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“One morning last summer, an assistant at the camp conducted a routine patrol around the environs of the facility.”
The act of scouting or exploring to gain information
A police officer or member of law enforcement
A group working together to advance its shared political, social, or artistic ideas
To keep watch over or guard an area by walking or traveling around it
“The force was to patrol the compound day and night, to watch over the gates and side entrances, to check the workers as they left the compound, and to protect the company against burglars.”
To walk or travel around an area to keep watch over it
“The garrison had to patrol the streets to maintain order.”
To move or walk, especially in an orderly fashion as a group in a single line
To investigate or survey, especially an area or place
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