nounADJECTIVE▪ army, marine, military, police▪ fortified▪ woodenVERB + BARRACKS▪ live in▪ be confined to▪
He was confined to barracks for three weeks as a punishment.▪ attack, bomb▪ build▪ leave▪
The soldiers are searched before they are allowed to leave barracks.▪ go back to, return to, withdraw to▪
Troops are being withdrawn to barracks to avoid further clashes.
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