- 1 [intransitive] to walk with stiff regular steps like a soldier (+ adv./prep.) Soldiers were marching up and down outside the government buildings. Quick march! (= the order to start marching) + 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 [intransitive] to walk through the streets in a large group in order to protest about something synonym demonstrate Wordfindercivil disobedience, demonstrate, hunger strike, march, occupy, placard, protest, riot, sabotage, uprising See related entries: Protest
- 4[transitive] march somebody + adv./prep. to force somebody to walk somewhere with you The guards marched the prisoner away. She was marched out of the door and into a waiting car. Word Origin late Middle English: from French marcher
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BrE BrE//mɑːtʃ//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they march
BrE BrE//mɑːtʃ//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrtʃ//he / she / it marches
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːtʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrtʃɪz//past simple marched
BrE BrE//mɑːtʃt//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrtʃt//past participle marched
BrE BrE//mɑːtʃt//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrtʃt//-ing form marching
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːtʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrtʃɪŋ//Protest