Dragoon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |drəˈɡuːn|  American pronunciation of the word dragoon
Brit.  |drəˈɡuːn|  British pronunciation of the word dragoon

noun

- a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen

verb

- compel by coercion, threats, or crude means (syn: railroad, sandbag)
- subjugate by imposing troops

Examples

...she was dragooned into agreeing to the fraudulent scheme...

It was easy in those days to dragoon the younger children into helping with the farm work.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: dragoon
he/she/it: dragoons
present participle: dragooning
past tense: dragooned
past participle: dragooned
noun
singular: dragoon
plural: dragoons
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