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countermarch

[noun koun-ter-mahrch; verb koun-ter-mahrch, koun-ter-mahrch] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈmɑrtʃ, ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ/
noun
1.
a march back over the same ground.
2.
a complete reversal of conduct or measures.
verb (used without object)
3.
to execute a countermarch.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause to countermarch.
Origin of countermarch
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; counter- + march1
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countermarch

/ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːtʃ/
verb
1.
(mainly military)
  1. to march or cause to march back along the same route
  2. to change the order of soldiers during a march
noun
2.
the act or instance of countermarching
3.
a reversal of method, conduct, etc
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