march - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlemarching
past tensemarched
past participlemarched
  1. 1

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    if soldiers march, they walk in a group with each person matching the speed and movements of the others

    They made us march for hours.

    He told the sergeant to march us for another five miles.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to walk along a road as part of a group of people protesting about something

      Health workers are today marching through the centre of London in protest at government cuts.

      march on something (=towards it):

      The day before, 50,000 demonstrators had marched on the Pentagon.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk somewhere quickly and in a determined, confident, or angry way
    march into/out of/up to etc:

    She marched into the room without knocking.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to force someone to walk somewhere with you, for example by holding their arm
    march out of/off/to etc:

    Both men were marched out of the restaurant.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] mainly literary to continue to happen, develop, or make progress and be impossible to stop
    march on/onwards:

    Time marches on.