- 1 [intransitive] to walk with stiff regular steps like a soldier (+ adv./prep.) Soldiers were marching up and down outside the government buildings. + noun They marched 20 miles to reach the capital.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk somewhere quickly in a determined way She marched over to me and demanded an apology.
- 3 [transitive] march somebody + adv./prep. to force someone to walk somewhere with you The guards marched the prisoner away. She was marched out the door and into a waiting car.
- 4 [intransitive] to walk through the streets in a large group in order to protest about or support something synonym demonstrate Idioms
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NAmE//mɑrtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they march
he / she / it marches
past simple marched
-ing form marching
to be ordered to leave a place, a job, etc.
get your marching orders(informal)jump to other results
to order someone to leave a place, their job, etc.
give somebody their marching orders(informal)jump to other results
to behave in a different way from other people; to have different attitudes or ideas She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer. Phrasal Verbsmarch onmarch on…
march to (the beat of) a different drummer/drumjump to other results