frogmarch

[ frog-mahrch, frawg- ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to force (a person) to march with the arms pinioned firmly behind the back.

Origin of frogmarch

1
First recorded in 1930–35; frog1 + march1

Words Nearby frogmarch

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British Dictionary definitions for frogmarch

frogmarch

/ (ˈfrɒɡˌmɑːtʃ) /


noun
  1. 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

  2. any method of making a resisting person move forward against his will

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

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