March in the opposite direction or back along the same route: the band was practising, marching and countermarching on the playing field
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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.
An act or instance of marching in the opposite direction.
- 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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