shock troops
noun plural Date: 1917 1. troops especially suited and chosen for offensive work because of their high morale, training, and discipline 2. a group of people militant in pressing for a cause

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  • shock troops — shock′ troops n. pl. mil troops esp. selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • shock troops — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ troops trained for carrying out sudden assaults …   English terms dictionary

  • shock troops — n. troops especially chosen, trained, and equipped to lead an attack …   English World dictionary

  • shock troops — n [plural] soldiers who are specially trained to make sudden quick attacks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shock troops — shock ,troops noun plural soldiers who are trained in methods of sudden attack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Shock troops — word Stoßtruppen . The units which contain assault troops are typically organized for mobility, with the intention that they will penetrate through enemy defenses and attack into the enemy s vulnerable rear areas. Although the term shock troop… …   Wikipedia

  • shock troops — noun soldiers who are specially trained and armed to lead an assault • Hypernyms: ↑troop * * * noun plural : troops especially suited and chosen for offensive work because of their high morale, training, and discipline * * * Mil. troops… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shock troops — N PLURAL Shock troops are soldiers who are specially trained to carry out a quick attack …   English dictionary

  • shock troops — /ˈʃɒk trups/ (say shok troohps) plural noun troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault. Also, storm troops …   Australian English dictionary

  • shock troops — Mil. troops especially selected, trained, and equipped for engaging in assault. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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