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forced march

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noun Military.
  1. any march that is longer than troops are accustomed to and maintained at a faster pace than usual, generally undertaken for a particular objective under emergency conditions.
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Origin of forced march

First recorded in 1760–70
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Related Words

haste, double-quick

British Dictionary definitions for forced march

forced march

noun
  1. military a march in which normal needs are subordinated to the need for speed
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