countermarch

countermarch

[n. koun-ter-mahrch; v. koun-ter-mahrch, koun-ter-mahrch]
noun
1.
a march back over the same ground.
2.
a complete reversal of conduct or measures.
verb (used without object)
3.
to execute a countermarch.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause to countermarch.

Origin:
1590–1600; counter- + march1

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countermarch (ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːtʃ)
 
vb
1.  chiefly military
 a.  to march or cause to march back along the same route
 b.  to change the order of soldiers during a march
 
n
2.  the act or instance of countermarching
3.  a reversal of method, conduct, etc

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