One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘anti-poaching patrols have ceased’
vigil, guard, watch, monitoring, policing, beat, beat-pounding, patrolling, round, sentry duty
reconnoitre, surveillance, survey, examination
2‘at 2.20 the patrol reached the jeeps’
patrolman, patrolwoman, sentinel, sentry, garrison, defender
detail, scout, scouting party, task force, escort, convoy
1‘a security guard was attacked patrolling a housing estate’
keep guard, keep guard on, guard, keep watch, keep watch on
police, walk the beat, walk the beat of, pound the beat, pound the beat of, make the rounds, make the rounds of, walk along, walk round, range, range over, perform sentry duty, perform sentry duty on
picket, stand guard, stand guard over, keep a vigil, keep a vigil on, keep a lookout, keep a lookout over, cover, monitor, defend, safeguard
cruise, pound, prowl, rove, roam
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