- 1 (Military) Sherman's march through Georgiathe Long Marchel avance or la marcha de las tropas de Sherman a través de Georgiathe capital is three days' march from herela Larga Marchathey were on the march before sunrisela capital está a tres días de marcha de aquíto steal a march on somebodyya estaban en camino antes del amanecerganarle por la mano or (River Plate area) de mano a alguienganarle la mano a alguien (Chile)Example sentences
- They aim to reach the Pole in 65 days, by which time they will have covered twice the distance trekked by Hadow in his march to the North Pole.
- For instance, as they begin their march, the mood in the army of Shalya, one of the first to start to join the war, is one of celebration.
- The afternoon's celebrations included a march down to the ferry launching site, the walking group led by piper Bill Jackson.
- 2 (Music) military/bridal marchmarcha militar/nupcialExample sentences
- In the second movement - the funeral march - musical iconography impinges on performance.
- Funeral marches abound in Mahler, and they don't always mean literal death.
- With their use of tone rows and dense counterpoint these pieces should dispel any ideas that Ives's music is just about jaunty marches and musical borrowings.
- 3 (demonstration) a peace marchuna marcha por la pazExample sentences
- He was also involved in the policing of presidential and Royal visits, marches and sectarian rioting.
- The curtains flapping from the broken windows led to rumours of white flags and peace marches.
- At one point, the film follows several of the tour's dancers watching a march by the AIDS activist group ACT UP.
- 4 (progress)(of time)(of science, technology)Example sentences
- It understands rile future not as simply a repetition of today or as the inevitable march of progress.
- This information was celebrated by the media as the inevitable forward march of progress.
- As the march of history progresses, however, traditions change.
- 1(troops)when Saddam marched into Kuwaitthey marched past the visiting dignitariescuando Saddam invadió Kuwaitquick march!desfilaron ante los dignatarios visitantestime marches onde frente ¡mar(chen)!the protesters marched on the Capitolel tiempo sigue su curso inexorablementeto march for peacelos manifestantes se dirigieron al Capitoliotomar parte en una marcha por la paz
- 2 (stride) See examples: she marched into the office and started shoutinghe marched up to the refereeentró con paso firme en or (especially Latin America) a la oficina y se puso a gritarse dirigió resueltamente hacia el árbitroExample sentences
- We were approximately sixty yards from the front door - the main entrance when a woman was coming towards - she was marching very quickly towards us.
- I exited the elevator quickly, marching out to the crowded street.
- She quickly turned and began marching towards her apartment building, now only a block away.
- the prisoner was marched inhacer marcharobligar a caminarthey marched him off to prisonhicieron entrar al prisionerose lo llevaron presoExample sentences
- He took her firmly by the arm and marched her to off toward the command deck.
- When he was asked to hand it back, he told the victim he would only do so in return for money and marched him to a cash point machine where he was forced to withdraw money before handing it back.
- He then marched her to a bank and forced her to withdraw 500 from her savings.
- also: marches plural(borderlands) (History)zona (feminine) fronterizaExample sentences
- This border region, the Marches, is a stretch of pasture-land much broken by hills, woods, and twisting rivers.
- Upon the death of Walter de Lacy in 1241 his two granddaughters became heiresses to his lands and lordships in England, the Welsh Marches, and Ireland.
- Educated at Shrewsbury (his father being lord president of the Council in the Marches of Wales) and at Christ Church, Oxford, he was devoted to study.
- see also → JanuaryExample sentences
- Waiting times are to be cut to six months by March and just three months the following year.
- I gave quite a detailed explanation of pension credit in my column in the March issue.
- By March last year almost every city and many small towns had set up local coalitions.
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