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marchverb [I]

us   /mɑrtʃ/
  • march verb [I] (WALK)

to walk with regular steps of equal length, esp. with other people who are all walking in the same way: The band marched through the downtown streets.
If you march, you walk quickly with purpose and determination: She marched up to the customer service desk and demanded her money back.

marchnoun [C]

us   /mɑrtʃ/
  • march noun [C] (MUSIC)

a piece of music with a strong, regular rhythm written for marching to: The parade was led by the high school band, playing a series of marches.
  • march noun [C] (PUBLIC EVENT)

an event in which many people walk through a public place to express their support of something, often in disapproval of an official position: a protest march
  • march noun [C] (WALK)

(of a military unit) the act of walking together in formation

Marchnoun [C/U]

us   /mɑrtʃ/ abbreviation Mar.
the third month of the year, after February and before April
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"march" in British English

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marchnoun

uk   /mɑːtʃ/ us   /mɑːrtʃ/
  • march noun (PUBLIC EVENT)

C1 [C] an event in which a large number of people walk through a public place to express their support for something, or their disagreement with or disapproval of something: She's going on a march on Saturday in protest over the closure of the hospital.

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  • march noun (SOLDIERS' WALK)

[C or U] a walk, especially by a group of soldiers all walking with the same movement and speed: It had been a long march and the soldiers were weary. The border was within a day's march (= distance measured in time taken to walk it).
on the march
If soldiers are on the march, they have started marching to a place.

marchverb

uk   /mɑːtʃ/ us   /mɑːrtʃ/
  • march verb (WALK)

C2 [I] to walk somewhere quickly and in a determined way, often because you are angry: She marched into my office and demanded to know why I hadn't written my report.
C1 [I] to walk through a public place as part of a public event to express support for something, or disagreement with or disapproval of something: Over four thousand people marched through London today to protest against the proposed new law.
C1 [I or T] to walk with regular steps and keeping the body stiff, usually in a formal group of people who are all walking in the same way: The band marched through the streets. The soldiers marched 90 miles in three days.

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  • march verb (TAKE FORCEFULLY)

[T + adv/prep] to forcefully make someone go somewhere by taking hold of that person and pulling them there or going there together: 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.
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Marchnoun [C or U]

uk   /mɑːtʃ/ us   /mɑːrtʃ/ written abbreviation Mar.
A1 the third month of the year, after February and before April: The next meeting will be in March. He left on 26 March. She is retiring next March.

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