Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To undertake or subject to a forced march.

Etymologies

Back-formation from forced march.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Sometimes I imagine that Purgatory is a place where the angels of God, like the Rainbow Division soldiers, force-march our souls past the bodies of all the people who suffered and died in our midst throughout the course of our lives.

    Webcam Of Shame

  • I'm now able to force-march forty American octogenarians up a hill they don't want to climb.

    Scott Diel: Toilet Tour

  • You could force-march them to the frontlines, or hold their children hostage, but as we have seen in the vast quantity of blood human history has spilled trying to make the other side feel our pain, as often as not such tactics backfire, creating a thirst for more blood and further distorting the lives of those who seek vengeance.

    The Secret of Survival

  • He now ceased to force-march his men; but he still came on.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • Q: But what about the "At a summit in Paris today the two leaders announced they would "force-march" the euro zone towards stricter rules to ensure that a debt crisis could never happen again" as described in this Economist article?

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • At a summit in Paris today the two leaders announced they would "force-march" the euro zone towards stricter rules to ensure that a debt crisis could never happen again.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • Traffic sorting addressed the need on search result sources a lot better, more democratically and more usefully to consumers than a Google appliance -- but that is of no interest to Pink, because that takes people away to a world of stores and small towns that are still more massively accessible than the small town of power merchants and geeks -- and her modern notion is to force-march them to the web.

    World of SL

  • Anything that involves visibility, scripting, interface on rentals is an invitation to get the Lindens eye-hand into the commissions and to force-march yet another previous inworld feature out to the web, where only a few benefit from aggressive Google SEO and scripted devices, etc.

    Second Thoughts

  • Church leaders force-march him into "spiritual restoration" therapy and assure weeping parishioners that he's been cured of homosexuality.

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  • "Sha Na Na will draw the normal Community Concerts crowd - 1,100 white-hairs and the grandkids they force-march to the Crown."

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