Translation of troop in Spanish:

troop

Pronunciation: /truːp/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (unit) compañía (feminine); (of cavalry) escuadrón (masculine)
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    • From the 16th century the troop, a captain's command, was the basic subunit in the cavalry.
    • The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.
    • The cavalry troop headquarters would include requisite maintenance, command and control, and liaison capabilities.
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    • There, the infantry and the armour troops had been doing the same task.
    • Despite being a novice at commanding armoured units, he quickly grasped the great potential of mechanised and armoured troops.
    • The video started with an advancing troop of soldiers who fanned out across an open plain that offered only the protection of the few trees and old stone properties.
    1.2 (of Scouts) tropa (feminine)
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    • And then he was gone, following the Scout troop.
    • A scout troop with a proud history has been told to raise £100,000 or face extinction.
    • Matt has been a member of the scout troop for five years.
    1.3 (of people) [colloquial/familiar] tropel (masculine) troops of people were arriving la gente llegaba en tropel or en masa
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    • A troop of secret agents in identical suits, sunglasses and wigs circulated as a group throughout the evening.
    • Japanese macaque studies began in 1948 when scientists visiting the southern Japanese island of Koshima, encountered a troop of wild monkeys.
    • Later, they will be entertained by The Chieftains and a troop of Irish dancers who will perform in a massive marquee which has been erected on the castle lawns.
  • 2
    (troops plural)
    (soldiers) our troops nuestras tropas 500 troops 500 soldados

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) they trooped past the coffin desfilaron ante el féretro [formal] to troop in/out entrar/salir* en tropel or en masa

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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  • to troop the colour (British English/inglés británico) desfilar con la bandera

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