01. A policeman found the body of a young man in the park while out on [patrol] last night.
02. This area is [patrolled] regularly by security guards with dogs.
03. The missing soldier disappeared during a routine [patrol], and is feared dead.
04. Guerrillas attacked a government [patrol], killing 5 soldiers, and wounding a dozen others.
05. The escaped prisoner was found within minutes by a [patrol].
06. Customs officials [patrol] the borders looking for illegal immigrants who try to cross over the river during the night.
07. Police are [patrolling] the downtown core in an attempt to prevent rioting following the football championship.
08. Ever since the destruction of the planet Earth, Martians have [patrolled] the galaxy, arresting any humans that begin to pollute other planets.
09. Many schools in the U.S. now have guards that [patrol] the hallways to protect students from those carrying guns and other weapons.
10. The city has reported a decrease in crime in the city center since the police foot [patrols] were increased.
11. Game wardens in Rwanda [patrol] the country's wildlife reserves to guard against illegal hunting.
12. He had a broken leg and was lying in a snow bank when he was found by the ski [patrol].
13. In 1914, following the sinking of the Titanic, 16 countries formed a [patrol] to warn ships of icebergs in their path.
14. In January 1968, the American ship the 'Pueblo' and its crew of 83 men were captured by North Korean [patrol] boats off the coast of North Korea.
15. In January of 1995, the British Army ended 25 years of daylight [patrols] in Belfast.

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  • patrol — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż III, D. u; lm D. i {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} grupa osób wydzielona do przeprowadzenia zwiadu, rozpoznania, kontroli itp. (głównie w wojsku) : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Patrol wojskowy …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Patrol — Pa*trol , n. [F. patrouille, OF. patouille. See {Patrol}, v. i.] 1. (Mil.) (a) A going of the rounds along the chain of sentinels and between the posts, by a guard, usually consisting of three or four men, to insure greater security from attacks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Patrol — Pa*trol , v. t To go the rounds of, as a sentry, guard, or policeman; as, to patrol a frontier; to patrol a beat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Patrol — Pa*trol , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Patrolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patrolling}.] [F. patrouiller, O. & Prov. F. patrouiller to paddle, paw about, patrol, fr. patte a paw; cf. D. poot paw, G. pfote, and E. pat, v.] To go the rounds along a chain of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patrol — [n] guarding; guard convoying, defending, escorting, garrison, lookout, patroler, policing, protecting, protection, rounds, safeguarding, scouting, sentinel, spy, vigilance, watch, watching, watchperson; concepts 134,354,358 patrol [v] guard,… …   New thesaurus

  • patrol — [pə trōl′] vt., vi. patrolled, patrolling [Fr patrouiller, altered < OFr patouiller, to paddle, puddle, patrol < pate, paw: see PATOIS] to make a regular and repeated circuit of (an area, town, camp, etc.) in guarding or inspecting n. [Fr… …   English World dictionary

  • patrol — I verb attend, be on the alert, be on the lookout, be on the watch, circumire, cover, cover a beat, go the rounds, guard, inspect, keep an eye on, keep guard, keep in view, keep vigil, keep watch, look out, march, monitor, observe, overlook, pace …   Law dictionary

  • patrol — as a verb has inflected forms patrolled, patrolling in both BrE and AmE …   Modern English usage

  • patrol — ► NOUN 1) a person or group sent to keep watch over an area, especially a detachment of guards or police. 2) the action of patrolling an area. 3) a military or naval expedition to carry out reconnaissance. ► VERB (patrolled, patrolling) ▪ keep… …   English terms dictionary

  • Patrol — In military tactics, a patrol is often a small tactical grouping sent out by land, sea or air to perform a specific task. The basic task of a patrol is to follow a known route at regular intervals looking out for anything out of the ordinary… …   Wikipedia

  • patrol */ — I UK [pəˈtrəʊl] / US [pəˈtroʊl] noun Word forms patrol : singular patrol plural patrols 1) a) [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.… …   English dictionary

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