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dra·goon

(drə-go͞on′, dră-)
n.
A member of a European military unit trained and armed to fight mounted or on foot.
tr.v. dra·gooned, dra·goon·ing, dra·goons
1. To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops.
2. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.

[French dragon, from Middle French dragon, mounted infantry soldier armed with a harquebus, from dragon, dragon (such infantry perhaps being so called because an early unit used a dragon as its standard, or because such infantry were thought to "breathe fire"), from Old French; see dragon.]

dragoon

(drəˈɡuːn)
n
1. (Military) (originally) a mounted infantryman armed with a carbine
2. (Animals) (sometimes capital) a domestic fancy pigeon
3. (Military)
a. a type of cavalryman
b. (pl; cap when part of a name): the Royal Dragoons.
vb (tr)
4. to coerce; force: he was dragooned into admitting it.
5. (Military) to persecute by military force
[C17: from French dragon (special use of dragon), soldier armed with a carbine, perhaps suggesting that a carbine, like a dragon, breathed forth fire]
draˈgoonage n

dra•goon

(drəˈgun)

n.
1. a member of a unit of cavalry, orig. mounted infantry armed with short muskets, of a type common in European armies from c1600 to World War I.
v.t.
2. to persecute by armed force; oppress.
3. to force by oppressive measures.
[1615–25; < French, literally]
dra•goon′age, n.

dragoon


Past participle: dragooned
Gerund: dragooning

Imperative
dragoon
dragoon
Present
I dragoon
you dragoon
he/she/it dragoons
we dragoon
you dragoon
they dragoon
Preterite
I dragooned
you dragooned
he/she/it dragooned
we dragooned
you dragooned
they dragooned
Present Continuous
I am dragooning
you are dragooning
he/she/it is dragooning
we are dragooning
you are dragooning
they are dragooning
Present Perfect
I have dragooned
you have dragooned
he/she/it has dragooned
we have dragooned
you have dragooned
they have dragooned
Past Continuous
I was dragooning
you were dragooning
he/she/it was dragooning
we were dragooning
you were dragooning
they were dragooning
Past Perfect
I had dragooned
you had dragooned
he/she/it had dragooned
we had dragooned
you had dragooned
they had dragooned
Future
I will dragoon
you will dragoon
he/she/it will dragoon
we will dragoon
you will dragoon
they will dragoon
Future Perfect
I will have dragooned
you will have dragooned
he/she/it will have dragooned
we will have dragooned
you will have dragooned
they will have dragooned
Future Continuous
I will be dragooning
you will be dragooning
he/she/it will be dragooning
we will be dragooning
you will be dragooning
they will be dragooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dragooning
you have been dragooning
he/she/it has been dragooning
we have been dragooning
you have been dragooning
they have been dragooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dragooning
you will have been dragooning
he/she/it will have been dragooning
we will have been dragooning
you will have been dragooning
they will have been dragooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dragooning
you had been dragooning
he/she/it had been dragooning
we had been dragooning
you had been dragooning
they had been dragooning
Conditional
I would dragoon
you would dragoon
he/she/it would dragoon
we would dragoon
you would dragoon
they would dragoon
Past Conditional
I would have dragooned
you would have dragooned
he/she/it would have dragooned
we would have dragooned
you would have dragooned
they would have dragooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragoon - a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymendragoon - a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
Verb1.dragoon - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
2.dragoon - subjugate by imposing troops
subjugate, subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue

dragoon

verb force, drive, compel, bully, intimidate, railroad (informal), constrain, coerce, impel, strong-arm (informal), browbeat He had been dragooned into the excursion.

dragoon

verb
To compel by pressure or threats:
Informal: hijack, strong-arm.
Translations

dragoon

[drəˈguːn]
A. N (Mil) → dragón m
B. VT to dragoon sb into (doing) sthobligar or forzar a algn a (hacer) algo

dragoon

[drəˈguːn]
n (= cavalryman) → dragon m
vt (British) to dragoon sb into doing sth → forcer qn à faire qchdrag queen ndrag-queen f

dragoon

n (Mil) → Dragoner m
vt to dragoon somebody into doing somethingjdn zwingen or mit Gewalt dazu bringen, etw zu tun

dragoon

[drəˈguːn]
1. n (Mil) (cavalryman) → dragone m
2. vt to dragoon sb into doing sth (Brit) → costringere qn a fare qc
References in classic literature ?
asked a dragoon, with his saber run through a goose which he was taking to be cooked.
She was a fine dragoon horse, but never got above that.
They continued their inquiries and at last met with a light dragoon who had formed one of the guard which had escorted D'Artagnan to Rueil.
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All these particulars were easily to be seen by the aid of the moon, together with a row of somewhat illegible writing in black paint, but in which Elizabeth, to whom the whole was familiar, read with facility, “The Bold Dragoon.
And are we to expect a heavy dragoon with strong desires and small brains, who had never controlled a passion in his life, to become prudent all of a sudden, and to refuse to pay any price for an indulgence to which he had a mind?
In that case the dragoons could successfully make a flank counterattack.
But as Raoul was returning the next day from Vincennes, at the head of fifty dragoons confided to him by Monsieur le Prince, he perceived, in La Place Baudoyer, a man with his nose in the air, examining a house as we examine a horse we have a fancy to buy.
By the brand on my shoulder, the finest of tunes Is played by the Lancers, Hussars, and Dragoons, And it's sweeter than "Stables" or "Water" to me-- The Cavalry Canter of "Bonnie Dundee"!
The sun was not long up, and shone straight in our eyes; a little, thin mist went up from the face of the moorland like a smoke; so that (as Alan said) there might have been twenty squadron of dragoons there and we none the wiser.
He had purchased the post of lieutenant of dragoons, and afterwards came to be a captain; but having quarrelled with his colonel, was by his interest obliged to sell; from which time he had entirely rusticated himself, had betaken himself to studying the Scriptures, and was not a little suspected of an inclination to methodism.
The presence of Tilly and his horsemen, indeed, exercised a salutary check on these civic warriors; but by degrees they waxed more and more angry by their own shouts, and as they were not able to understand how any one could have courage without showing it by cries, they attributed the silence of the dragoons to pusillanimity, and advanced one step towards the prison, with all the turbulent mob following in their wake.