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noun patrol pronunciation in British English /pəˈtrəʊl/
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    [countable] a group of people or vehicles that move around a place in order to prevent trouble or crime
    He was arrested for shooting at an army patrol.
    a patrol boat/vehicle
    foot patrol (=people walking, not in vehicles): Every police car and foot patrol was watching out for him.
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      [countable/uncountable] the movement of a patrol around a place
      The goods were discovered during a routine patrol.
      on patrol: Many police officers will be on patrol during the carnival.


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