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march in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmarchmarch1 /mɑːtʃ $ mɑːrtʃ/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive]PMWALK if soldiers or other people march somewhere, they walk there quickly with firm regular stepsmarch across/along/past etc 🔊 On 29 August the royal army marched into Inverness. 🔊 We marched 50 km across the foothills.march on 🔊 He gathered his troops and prepared to march on the capital (=march to the capital in order to attack it).Quick march! (=an order to tell people to start marching)see thesaurus at walk2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]PROTEST if a large group of people march somewhere, they walk there together to express their ideas or protest about something 🔊 An estimated 5,000 people marched through the city to demonstrate against the factory closures.march on 🔊 Outraged citizens marched on City Hall (=marched to City Hall), demanding the police chief’s resignation.3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk somewhere quickly and with determination, often because you are angrymarch off/out etc 🔊 Brett marched out of the office, slamming the door behind him.4 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]FORCE somebody TO DO something to force someone to walk somewhere with you, often pushing or pulling them roughlymarch somebody to/into etc something 🔊 Mr Carter marched us to the principal’s office.5 be given/get your marching orders6 time marches on→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
marchThe men were so tired they found it hard to march.Several hundred students marched across campus to protest.Pestilence and devastation would march across the land; and the four horsemen ride the sky.We have not marched all this way to sit and wait!The prisoners of war were marched around the compound.In May 1846 Fremont marched back south to California.This has caused some concern as peaceful demonstrators may be prevented from marching because of the threat posed by a potentially disruptive counter-demonstration.The police escort us as we march down Seventh Avenue.They marched him past the desk of the section supervisor into a two-tiered cell block.The 555th Battalion marched in the parade."I'll never forgive you for this, " Marge said, and she marched off without a backward glance.Several thousand people marched on the French embassy.Sheila marched straight into the office and demanded an apology.Over ten thousand workers marched through the capital demanding higher wages.Thousands of US soldiers marched through the streets of Paris.Marquez, realizing he must act quickly, marched toward Queretaro.march across/along/past etcNow: When the soldiers march across in the beginning, do you remember?They marched past it, back and forth, marvelling at the way they were drawn towards it.Banquet-goers were treated to a march past of pipers during the reception.She marched across the courtyard into the house, her eyes stony and her jaw set.Modernization has marched across the land from Messina to Marsala.Impact craters have great dune fields marching across their floors.They marched past us to look through the house, sorting through whatever was left behind.march off/out etcI caused chaos, too, in the Houlton Silver Band, who were hoisting their instruments prior to marching off.The parents march off, clutching little hands with authority, anticipation and expectation.Now a new man, the sergeant marched out gratefully, ready for another day.The men and boys were lined up and marched off in one direction, and women and children in another.Other figures marched out into the shadows around the candlelight.So Flora put on her green wellies and Jane her black ones, and they marched out over the hills.In the meantime there is much to be achieved before they too will march off the parade ground as trained servicewomen.The kids in their dark uniforms and heavy black leather school backpacks march off to school under fragile white-pink blossoms.