verb (used without object), pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling.
verb (used with object), pa·trolled, pa·trol·ling.
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Origin of patrol
OTHER WORDS FROM patrolpa·trol·ler, nounre·pa·trol, verb (used with object), re·pa·trolled, re·pa·trol·ling.un·pa·trolled, adjectivewell-pa·trolled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for patrol
Both borders are patrolled by UN peacekeepers, missions that all parties disparage as weak and biased.
Men and youths wearing surgical masks or balaclavas guarded the building and patrolled its immediate vicinity.Inside a Russian-Occupied Police Station in Ukraine|David Patrikarakos|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They patrolled the station to protect military personnel, equipment and facilities.How William's Guard Dogs Were Killed Days After He Left His RAF Job|Tom Sykes|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Col. Harry Tunnell commanded a brigade that included the 1–17 battalion, which patrolled Arghandab in central Kandahar province.6 Ways the U.S. Failed in Afghanistan: Speed Read of ‘Little America’|The Daily Beast|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A regiment of infantry and a battalion of cavalry were put on guard and patrolled the streets to reduce the riotous to order.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
For two hours they patrolled the darkness, waiting and listening.The Hunted Woman|James Oliver Curwood
Then too there were the French Flying Corps planes that patrolled almost constantly over the city day and night.Dave Dawson at Dunkirk|Robert Sydney Bowen
Then, when it got dark, I intended to turn westwards in order to get away from the patrolled coastal area.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916|Karl Spindler
Armed to the teeth he watched, listened, interrogated, and patrolled incessantly.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton