countermarch

[ noun koun-ter-mahrch; verb koun-ter-mahrch, koun-ter-mahrch ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈmɑrtʃ, ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ /
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noun

a march back over the same ground.
a complete reversal of conduct or measures.

verb (used without object)

to execute a countermarch.

verb (used with object)

to cause to countermarch.

Nearby words

  1. counterirritation,
  2. counterjumper,
  3. counterlight,
  4. counterman,
  5. countermand,
  6. countermark,
  7. countermeasure,
  8. countermelody,
  9. countermigration,
  10. countermine

Origin of countermarch

First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + march1

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British Dictionary definitions for countermarch

countermarch

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːtʃ) /

verb

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

the act or instance of countermarching
a reversal of method, conduct, etc
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