goose step


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goose step

n.
A military parade step executed by swinging the legs sharply from the hips and keeping the knees locked.
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goose step

n
1. (Military) a military march step in which the leg is swung rigidly to an exaggerated height, esp as in the German army in the Third Reich
2. (Veterinary Science) an abnormal gait in animals
vb, -steps, -stepping or -stepped
(Military) (intr) to march in goose step
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goose′ step`


n.
a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff.
[1800–10]
goose′-step`, v.i. -stepped, -step•ping.
goose′-step`per, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goose step - a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging highgoose step - a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high
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"
Verb1.goose step - march in a military fashion
march, process - march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
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Translations

goose step

n (Mil) → passo dell'oca
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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will not despair when the army starts its goose step.
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The experience is an ad-libbed, loosely-scripted tribute to the iconic UK TV series, and featured some of the best gags from the show, including the infamous Goose Step.
BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett said: "Like Basil Fawlty's goose step, it has the mark of everlasting comedy genius because so much of human life is contained in it." Second best moment was from 1989's Blackadder Goes Forth, when Rowan Atkinson leads soldiers over the top at the Somme.
In the more lively second act, soldiers take to the stage in a perfectly co-ordinated variation of the goose step. There are poisonings, dances and fights.
The Reform Party, aka "The Fight Club" (formerly Ross Perot, Party of One), now sports Pat Buchanan, who was out of goose step with the Republican Party and is endorsed by Lenora Fulani.
Time will tell if I can do the "goose step" as Mr Cameron tells me that "we're all in this together" but any finance I've secured through my lifetime will be creamed off if I enter the world of social care.
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1956: The West German army abolished the goose step.
To those of his years, the Nazi salute along with the uniforms worn by the German army, their goose step marching under Hitler's regime, etc , has become something to ridicule.