1 parade, step, stride, strut, tread, pace, walk:
They marched from Baxter Street to the Town Hall.
2 parade, procession, demonstration, cortege or cortège, walk:
The march was organized to protest against the government's nuclear arms policy
3 walk, trek, slog, hike:
We had a long march ahead of us to get to Hastings.
long | brisk | steady | forced | approach
They reached the enemy position after an arduous approach march.
| fifty-mile, four-day, etc. | two hours, half a day's, etc.
The camp was half a day's march away.
| northward, southward, etc. | forward, onward
(figurative) the forward march of technology
| inevitable, inexorable
(figurative) the inexorable march of time
VERB + MARCH
begin, set off on
The army set off on a forced march towards Berlin.
on the ~
The army has been on the march for two weeks
| ~ from
the march from Paris to Brittany
| ~ of
a march of over 30 miles (figurative) the march of history/progress/science
| ~ to, ~ towards
(figurative) the steady march towards equality
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 organized walk
hunger, peace, protest, victory | anti-racism, pro-democracy, etc.
VERB + MARCH
hold, organize, stage | lead | be on, go on, join in, take part in | halt, stop
The farmers halted the march outside the Ministry of Agriculture.
| break up
The march was broken up by police in riot gear.
MARCH + VERB
a march marking the thirtieth anniversary of the shootings
at/on a/the ~
There were in excess of 100,000 people at the march.
| ~ against
a march against racism
| ~ for
a march for the victims of the war
| ~ from, ~ of
a march of over 6,000 people
| ~ to
a march past
There will be a special march past of competitors.
military | funeral, wedding
VERB + MARCH
compose | play | strike up
The orchestra struck up a military march. verb
1 walk with regular steps
briskly, swiftly | boldly | purposefully | inexorably
(figurative) Time marches inexorably on and we still have not made a decision.
| north, south, etc. | ahead, away, back, forward, off, on, out, over, past, up (and down)
Craig marched up to the front door and rang the bell. Soldiers were marching up and down outside the government buildings.
from, into, on
The invading army marched on Rome.
| out of
So saying, she marched boldly out of the house.
| through, to
They marched all the way from London to Edinburgh.
march in step
conscripts learning to march in step (= in time with each other)
2 walk in a large group to protest about sth
marching for peace
| in support of
protesters marching in support of the students' demands
The demonstrators marched on the Italian embassy.
marching peacefully through the town centre
| to, towards
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