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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute. [1913 Webster] The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they can be dragooned to nothing. --Price. [1913 Webster] Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying to dragoon his subjects to heaven. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]