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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.
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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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