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march

verb [I]  /mɑrtʃ/ us  

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.

march

noun [C]  /mɑrtʃ/ us  

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
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