Groups of us trooped down to New York to giggle at our friend, and ourselves on stage.
All the inhabitants of the court had trooped out into the street.
The people seemed not at all frightened as they trooped past to begin their day.
They trooped forward, to one side gangway or the other, and were quickly on their way into the waiting boats.
Immediately they trooped to the elevator and ascended to the seventh floor.
Brimfield trooped back across the field to the Row noisily triumphant.
Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan trooped in like trained seals.
In trooped six detectives, including the man I had recognised, who was apparently their leader.
My aunt called us at this, and we all trooped into the house again.
Then he livened the strain and they trooped forward again eagerly.
1540s, "body of soldiers," from Middle French troupe, from Old French trope "band of people, company, troop" (13c.), probably from Frankish *throp "assembly, gathering of people" (cf. Old English ðorp, Old Norse thorp "village," see thorp). OED derives the French word from Latin troppus "flock," which is of unknown origin but may be from the Germanic source.
1560s, "to assemble," from troop (n.). Meaning "to march" is recorded from 1590s; that of "to go in great numbers, to flock" is from c.1600. Related: Trooped; trooping.