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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, carbine, dragoon, from Old French, dragon; 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 ?
The teeming and peaceful population of China had been "westernised" during the opening years of the twentieth century with the deepest resentment and reluctance; they had been dragooned and disciplined under Japanese and European--influence into an acquiescence with sanitary methods, police controls, military service, and wholesale process of exploitation against which their whole tradition rebelled.
They believed that foreigners were dragooned and bayoneted; and though they certainly got their own skulls promptly fractured if they showed any ill-humour, still it was with a blunt instrument, and that didn't count.
Michelle is pregnant and about to be dragooned into marriage with a boring man when she runs away from home.