Synonyms of patrol
guardDictionary • Gunmen opened fire after they were challenged by a patrol.
guard • The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
watch • Keep a close watch on him while I'm gone.
watchman • He worked for ten years as a watchman in a factory.
sentinel • a watchful sentinel
PHRASE:▷ on patrol
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guardIf you guard a place, person, or object, you stand near them in order to watch and protect them.
• Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
guardA guard is someone such as a soldier, police officer, or prison officer who is guarding a particular place or person.
• The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
policeIf the police or military forces police an area or event, they make sure that law and order is preserved in that area or at that event.
• the UN force whose job it is to police the border
Thesaurus for patrol from the Collins English Thesaurus
the action of going through or around a town, neighbourhood, etc, at regular intervals for purposes of security or observation
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