frogmarch(redirected from frogmarches)
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v. frog·marched, frog·march·ing, frog·march·es
To force (someone) to walk forward by pinning the arms and pushing from behind.
[From earlier frog's march, a police method of carrying a drunken or unruly person, who is suspended face downwards above the ground by four police officers each holding one limb and carried in a splayed position resembling a frog.]
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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
(tr) to carry in a frogmarch or cause to move forward unwillingly
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to force (a person) to march with the arms pinioned behind the back.
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Past participle: frogmarched
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|Verb||1.||frogmarch - march a person against his will by any method|
march - force to march; "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"
|2.||frogmarch - carry someone against his will upside down such that each limb is held by one person|
bear - move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
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