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English definition of “march”

march

verb [T + adv/prep] (TAKE FORCEFULLY)    /mɑːtʃ/ US  /mɑːrtʃ/
to forcefully make someone go somewhere by taking hold of them and pulling them there or going there with them: Without saying a word, she took hold of my arm and marched me off to the headmaster's office. The police marched a gang of youths out of the building. → See also frogmarchTaking someone somewhere or telling them the way
(Definition of march verb (TAKE FORCEFULLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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