Definition of countermarch in English:

countermarch

Syllabification: coun·ter·march
Pronunciation: /ˈkountərˌmärCH
 
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verb

[no object]
  • March in the opposite direction or back along the same route.
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    • The armies of the French and English marched and countermarched along the trails through the hills.
    • Realizing the road ahead was blocked, they countermarched in order to find a way around.
    • The armies marching and countermarching throughout this township during the 18th and early 19th centuries discouraged early settlers.

noun

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  • An act or instance of marching in the opposite direction or back along the same route.
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    • He maintained that ‘in all marches and countermarches of the human race, France of right leads the van.’
    • Following the political formula that every protest should inspire a countermarch, there has been a request for permission to stomp through Aberdeen the same day from a nationalist group.

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