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patrolling

verb
present participle of patrol

Synonyms & Antonyms of patrolling

to walk or go around or through (an area, building, etc.) especially in order to make sure that it is safe
  • The squad had orders to patrol the area.
  • The border is patrolled by the army.

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“Patrolling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/patrolling. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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