Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 MARCH PP[directional] NP1 MARCH ADVP
NOTE: may be used metaphorically
NOTE: there is a publicizable purpose for the act of marching, then consider sense 3. Funeral, band, holiday or other similar processions goes here, UNLESS there is a reason/cause behind such procession that needs to be brought to public awareness.
He marched into the classroom and announced the exam.
The soldiers marched across the border.
As he marched into Egypt, Antiochus was successful with his armies.
He felt like he had marched into a huge solar oven.
The people lined the street and watched as the procession marched by.
Time marches on.
When communism collapsed, the World Bank marched into the Former Soviet Union with privatization agenda in hand.
Quantum cryptography has marched from theory to laboratory to real products.
Safety Index has marched steadily down toward our goal of zero accidents.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] MARCH[causative] NP2[patient]
The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria.
He marched her in to try it on and reveled in the beauty she was.
They marched the mules into the desert.
She took hold of my arm and marched me off to the headmaster's office.
The police marched a gang of youths out of the building.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5, 6
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] MARCH PP
NOTE: this sense can be used metaphorically, to indicate protesting or supporting with no actual walking involved.
NOTE: this sense must clearly include (1) public act with the intent to publicize, (2) purpose that is to be made public
NOTE: just the simple act of marching in a large group does not qualify under this group. Funeral, band, holiday or other similar processions ONLY falls here if there is a reason/cause behind such procession that needs to be brought to public awareness.
Advocates will march for better immigration bill.
He has marched for breast cancer awareness and for the March of Dimes.
This weekend I marched in Washington DC with as many as 500,000 people.
The King would not have marched against gay marriage.
Women marched to protest an anti-pornography bill that could impose jail terms for kissing.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
NOTE: rare usage?
England marches with Scotland.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7