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countermarch Line breaks: coun¦ter|march
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəmɑːtʃ/

Definition of countermarch in English:


[no object]
March in the opposite direction or back along the same route: the band was practising, marching and countermarching on the playing field
More example sentences
  • 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.


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An act or instance of marching in the opposite direction.
Example sentences
  • 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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