Forced march
Forced Forced, a. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh. [1913 Webster]

{Forced draught}. See under {Draught}.

{Forced march} (Mil.), a march of one or more days made with all possible speed. -- {For"ced*ly}, adv. -- {For"ced*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • forced march — noun : a march (as of a military force) greater in extent than the distance usually covered and often carried out under difficulties (as increased pace or restricted halts) * * * Mil. any march that is longer than troops are accustomed to and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • forced march — noun Soldiers, especially infantry, being made to move at a speed that would normally tire them excessively, to meet a military necessity. 1885 I did not believe this possible because of the distance and the condition of the roads, which was bad; …   Wiktionary

  • forced march — march whose purpose is to reach one s destination as quickly as possible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forced march — Mil. any march that is longer than troops are accustomed to and maintained at a faster pace than usual, generally undertaken for a particular objective under emergency conditions. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • forced march — Synonyms and related words: acceleration, airing, amble, constitutional, double time, double quick, double quick time, festination, forwarding, hastening, hike, hurrying, jaunt, march, mush, parade, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, promenade …   Moby Thesaurus

  • forced march — noun a fast march by soldiers, typically over a long distance …   English new terms dictionary

  • forced march — /fɔst ˈmatʃ/ (say fawst mahch) noun any march longer than troops are usually expected to travel, and maintained with little time for resting or for servicing vehicles …   Australian English dictionary

  • Forced — Forced, a. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh. [1913 Webster] {Forced draught}. See under {Draught}. {Forced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forced draught — Forced Forced, a. Done or produced with force or great labor, or by extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced laugh. [1913 Webster] {Forced draught}. See under {Draught}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forced — forced, labored, strained, farfetched are comparable when they mean produced or kept up through effort and, therefore, neither natural nor easy nor spontaneous. Forced is the widest in range of application of any of these terms, being referred… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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