These London gangs are doing on a much larger scale what they do habitually: parading their strength.
The practice of parading the prepuce once a year continued until it disappeared in 1983.
By parading these voices before us, Bennoune crushes many of our speculative idols, some of which we may hold unknowingly.
A man, naked save for a little snuff-coloured undershirt, was parading sleepily along the corridor.
Meanwhile, Cis was parading, her bouquet clasped to her breast.
My heart sank at the bare thought of parading my love just then.
The dressing of the windows, and the parading of the shop, was to be the work of Jones.
"I used to think being a soldier was all parading," Algy muttered to himself.
Denisov, as was his wont, rode out in front of the outposts, parading his courage.
The officers are parading up and down along the train trying to enforce the order to be quiet.
1650s, "a show of bravado," also "an assembly of troops for inspections," from French parade "display, show, military parade," from Middle French parade (15c.), or from Italian parate "a warding or defending, a garish setting forth," or Spanish parada "a staying or stopping," all from Vulgar Latin *parata, from Latin parere "arrange, prepare, adorn" (see pare), which developed widespread senses in Romanic derivatives. Non-military sense of "march, procession" is first recorded 1670s.
1680s (transitive), from parade (n.). Intransitive sense from 1748. Related: Paraded; parading.