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coun·ter·march

 (koun′tər-märch′)
n.
1. A march back or in a reverse direction.
2. A complete reversal of method or conduct.
intr. & tr.v. (koun′tər-märch′) coun·ter·marched, coun·ter·march·ing, coun·ter·march·es
To execute or cause to execute a countermarch.

countermarch

(ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːtʃ)
vb
(Military) 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
1. (Military) the act or instance of countermarching
2. a reversal of method, conduct, etc

coun•ter•march

(ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ)

n.
1. a march back over the same ground.
v.i.
2. to execute a countermarch.
v.t.
3. to cause to countermarch.
[1590–1600]

countermarch


Past participle: countermarched
Gerund: countermarching

Imperative
countermarch
countermarch
Present
I countermarch
you countermarch
he/she/it countermarches
we countermarch
you countermarch
they countermarch
Preterite
I countermarched
you countermarched
he/she/it countermarched
we countermarched
you countermarched
they countermarched
Present Continuous
I am countermarching
you are countermarching
he/she/it is countermarching
we are countermarching
you are countermarching
they are countermarching
Present Perfect
I have countermarched
you have countermarched
he/she/it has countermarched
we have countermarched
you have countermarched
they have countermarched
Past Continuous
I was countermarching
you were countermarching
he/she/it was countermarching
we were countermarching
you were countermarching
they were countermarching
Past Perfect
I had countermarched
you had countermarched
he/she/it had countermarched
we had countermarched
you had countermarched
they had countermarched
Future
I will countermarch
you will countermarch
he/she/it will countermarch
we will countermarch
you will countermarch
they will countermarch
Future Perfect
I will have countermarched
you will have countermarched
he/she/it will have countermarched
we will have countermarched
you will have countermarched
they will have countermarched
Future Continuous
I will be countermarching
you will be countermarching
he/she/it will be countermarching
we will be countermarching
you will be countermarching
they will be countermarching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been countermarching
you have been countermarching
he/she/it has been countermarching
we have been countermarching
you have been countermarching
they have been countermarching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been countermarching
you will have been countermarching
he/she/it will have been countermarching
we will have been countermarching
you will have been countermarching
they will have been countermarching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been countermarching
you had been countermarching
he/she/it had been countermarching
we had been countermarching
you had been countermarching
they had been countermarching
Conditional
I would countermarch
you would countermarch
he/she/it would countermarch
we would countermarch
you would countermarch
they would countermarch
Past Conditional
I would have countermarched
you would have countermarched
he/she/it would have countermarched
we would have countermarched
you would have countermarched
they would have countermarched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countermarch - (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
marching, march - the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.countermarch - march back along the same way
march, process - march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
2.countermarch - change the order of soldiers during a march
reorder - assign a new order to
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Nor does the author adequately answer why Wallace should have countermarched his troops, a more time-consuming maneuver than simply reversing his entire column.
The Second Argyles who went to the assistance of the East Yorks lost half of their battalion during the day, but we simply marched and countermarched during the whole time that this was going on.
No European community felt able to hold up its head unless in its midst the planets wheeled in cycles and epicycles, while angels trumpeted, cocks crew, and apostles, kings and prophets marched and countermarched at the booming of the hours.