march


march
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noun
1 movement/journey
ADJECTIVE
long
steady
slow
forced
approach

They reached the enemy position after an arduous approach march.

fifty-mile, four-day, etc.
half a day's, two hours', etc.

The camp was half a day's march away.

northward, southward, etc.
forward, onward (figurative)

the forward march of technology

inevitable, inexorable (formal), relentless, unstoppable (all figurative)

the inexorable march of time

VERB + MARCH
begin, set off on

The army set off on a forced march north.

PREPOSITION
on the march

The army has been on the march for two weeks.

march from

the march from Selma to Montgomery

march of

a march of over 30 miles

the march of history/progress/science (often figurative)

march to, march towards/toward (figurative)

the steady march towards/toward equality

PHRASES
line of march

Villages in the army's line of march were burned to the ground.

a … march away

The border was still a day's march away.

the march eastward, westward, etc.
2 demonstration/parade
ADJECTIVE
hunger, peace, pride, protest, victory
triumphal, triumphant
anti-racism, pro-democracy, etc.
gay pride, pride
peaceful
VERB + MARCH
hold, organize, stage
lead
be on, go on, join in, take part in
halt, stop

The farmers halted the march outside the presidential palace.

break up

The march was broken up by police in riot gear.

MARCH + VERB
mark sth

a march marking the thirtieth anniversary of the shootings

PREPOSITION
at a/the march, on a/the march

There were in excess of 100 000 people at the march.

march against

a march against racism

march for

a march for the victims of the war

march of

a march of over 6 000 people

march from, march to
PHRASES
a march past (BrE)

There will be a special march past of competitors.

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3 music
ADJECTIVE
military
funeral, wedding
quick, slow
VERB + MARCH
compose
play
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verb
1 walk with regular steps
ADVERB
briskly, swiftly
boldly
determinedly, purposefully
proudly

They marched proudly onto the football field.

stiffly
inexorably (figurative)

Time marches inexorably on and we still have not made a decision.

north, south, etc.
ahead, forward, on, onward

The clock marched onward to the year 2005. (figurative)

away, back, off, out, over, past, up (and down)

Craig marched up to the door and rang the bell.

Soldiers were marching up and down outside the government buildings.

PREPOSITION
on

The invading army marched on Rome.

out of

So saying, she marched boldly out of the house.

through
from, into, to, towards/toward

They marched all the way from London to Edinburgh.

PHRASES
march in step

conscripts learning to march in step (= in time with each other)

2 walk in a large group to protest about sth
ADVERB
peacefully
triumphantly
PREPOSITION
against

Millions of people marched against the war.

for

They were marching for peace.

in support of

protesters marching in support of the students' demands

on

The demonstrators marched on the British embassy.

through

We marched peacefully through the streets.

to, towards/toward
March is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑army, ↑cadet, ↑demonstrator, ↑procession, ↑protester, ↑soldier, ↑troops
March is used with these nouns as the object: ↑army

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