[ frog-mahrch, frawg- ]
/ ˈfrɒgˌmɑrtʃ, ˈfrɔg- /

verb (used with object)

to force (a person) to march with the arms pinioned firmly behind the back.

Origin of frogmarch

First recorded in 1930–35; frog1 + march1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for frogmarch


/ (ˈfrɒɡˌmɑːtʃ) /


a method of carrying a resisting person in which each limb is held by one person and the victim is carried horizontally and face downwards
any method of making a resisting person move forward against his will


(tr) to carry in a frogmarch or cause to move forward unwillingly
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