march against

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march against (someone or something)

To join in a protest march in opposition to someone or something. Nearly 200,000 people have come to march against the legislation being pushed forward by the new administration. Protestors marching against the new prime minister were violently dispelled by police forces earlier this morning.
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march against someone or something

to march in a demonstration against someone or something. The demonstrators marched against the mayor. The citizens got together and marched against crime and injustice.
See also: march
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
This answer, and the present, so provoked Mahomet, who was at dinner when he received it, that he rose from table immediately to march against the Portuguese, imagining he should meet with no resistance; and indeed, any man, however brave, would have been of the same opinion; for his forces consisted of fifteen thousand foot, beside a numerous body of cavalry, and the Portuguese commander had but three hundred and fifty men, having lost eight in attacking some passes, and left forty at Mazma, to maintain an open intercourse with the viceroy of the Indies.
On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.
When I returned to Chelicothe, alarmed to see four hundred and fifty Indians, of their choicest warriors, painted and armed in a fearful manner, ready to march against Boonsborough, I determined to escape the first opportunity.
We advanced within four miles thereof, where we met a party of thirty Indians, on their march against Boonsborough, intending to join the others from Chelicothe.
He said he would march against the dragon in the morning.
“The French are good soldiers,” said Captain Hollis ter; “they stood us in hand a good turn at Yorktown; nor do I think, although I am an ignorant man about the great movements of the army, that his excellency would have been able to march against Cornwallis without their reinforcements.”
He travelled with many child core marchers for 80,000 kilometers for the 'global march against child labour'.
Reading play their second of just two games in March against UEFA Cup rivals Portsmouth on Saturday because of two FA Cup weekends and the international break.
While taking to reporter on Monday he said that the PML-N leaders have always threatened the government to hold the long march against non-implementation of the court decisions, but now they took U-turn as the decision came against them.
He said that the 'unusual' silence of Sharif after leading a significant lawyers' march against the PPP-led government to restore the judiciary, was in accordance with a deal fostered with the US, The Dawn reports.
ANDORRA will be told they can't hold their Euro 2008 qualifier in March against England at their own stadium - because it only holds 1,299 fans.
The annual Scottish Trades Union Council march against racism and fascism takes place.
From 12 noon on Saturday 24 April we will be assembling to march against the Council Tax and demand a new income-based alternative.
TOMORROW many thousands will march against the war in Iraq, but this would never have been allowed to happen under Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.