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Military training and exercises

attention

noun

if people in the armed forces stand to attention or stand at attention, they stand straight with their feet together to show respect or to receive orders

boot camp

noun

a camp for training people who have just joined the US armed forces

drill

noun

a method of military training that involves practising things such as marching or holding weapons

drill

verb

if soldiers drill, or if they are drilled, they practise things such as marching or holding weapons

exercise

noun

a set of activities that the armed forces do in order to be prepared to fight in a war

halt

interjection

used for ordering someone to stand still or for ordering soldiers to stop marching

inspect

verb

to look at soldiers in order to check that their appearance is satisfactory

inspection

noun

an occasion when a military officer inspects a group of soldiers

logistics

noun

the activity or skill of moving soldiers and military equipment

manoeuvres

noun

a military training operation

march

verb

if soldiers march, they walk in a group with each person matching the speed and movements of the others

march

noun

a walk by a group of soldiers in which each person matches the speed and movements of the others

march

noun

the distance to a place measured by the time that it takes soldiers to march there

Military Academy

noun

an institution that trains people to be army officers

overwatch

noun

the activity of training and supervising a military group to make sure that they carry out their duties effectively and properly

parade ground

noun

an area where soldiers practise marching and where they stand in rows to be inspected (=looked at) by important people

square-bashing

noun

a form of training for soldiers in which they practise marching

war game

noun

a military training exercise in which soldiers practise for a real war

at ease

an order to soldiers to stand with their feet apart and their hands behind their backs

mark time

if soldiers mark time, they make movements with their arms and legs as if they were marching, but they stay in the same place

snap to attention

when soldiers snap to attention, they bring their heels together fast and stand very straight

stand to attention

if soldiers stand to attention, they stand very straight in a formal situation

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