march on


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Verb1.march on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sensemarch on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
forge - move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
penetrate - make one's way deeper into or through; "The hikers did not manage to penetrate the dense forest"
creep up, sneak up - advance stealthily or unnoticed; "Age creeps up on you"
encroach, impinge, infringe - advance beyond the usual limit
plough on, press on, push on - continue moving forward
string along, string - move or come along
overhaul, overtake, pass - travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
close in, draw in - advance or converge on; "The police were closing in on him"
edge, inch - advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
rachet up, ratchet, ratchet down - move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"
elapse, glide by, go by, slide by, slip by, slip away, go along, pass, lapse - pass by; "three years elapsed"
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March On, a separate grassroots coalition that also grew from the original march in 2017, coordinated hundreds of marches in several cities.
"There is definitely huge, huge focus on the 2020 elections," said March On's Natalie Sanchez, an organizer of the 2017 Boston Women's March who is also with March Forward Massachusetts, which organized Saturday's march there.
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