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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dragoon  \Dra*goon"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dragooned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dragooning}.] 
  1.  To  harass  or  reduce  to  subjection  by  dragoons;  to 
  persecute  by  abandoning  a  place  to  the  rage  of  soldiers. 
 
  2.  To  compel  submission  by  violent  measures;  to  harass;  to 
  persecute. 
 
  The  colonies  may  be  influenced  to  anything  but  they 
  can  be  dragooned  to  nothing.  --Price. 
 
  Lewis  the  Fourteenth  is  justly  censured  for  trying 
  to  dragoon  his  subjects  to  heaven.  --Macaulay. 




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