Definition of quick march in US English:

quick march


  • A brisk military march.

    • ‘At a quick march they headed up the track, and with the fog almost gone they were chased by one or two shots from across the valley.’
    • ‘Without a further second's thought she stood and made a quick march for the sleeping room.’
    • ‘Unlike official bearers, who take shifts resting in trucks and bearing the palanquin, she takes no break other than the time she can gain with her mid-night quick marches.’
    • ‘In a quick march, the team headed to the door leading down to the lower decks.’
    • ‘Brian walked along at a quick march, angrily telling himself, "We’re not going anywhere near that place again, if I have to take her half a mile out of the way to avoid it in future."’
    • ‘After all the build-up it's a disappointment when no one answers the first door John Tomlinson approaches at a quick march.’
    • ‘It represented a quick march unimpeded by opposing forces, a metaphor, say, for a powerful football team that ran over an inferior competitor.’


  • A command to begin marching quickly.

    • ‘"Quick march!" said the sergeant, and the four men moved on through the darkness in silence.’
    • ‘Come along children, eyes front, quick march.’
    • ‘A strong contingent of former and present RAAMC and RAANC members stood patiently and proudly on Anzac Parade in the heart of the national capital awaiting the order to quick march.’
    • ‘On the command, "Platoon will retire in column of threes from the right, right - turn; right wheel, by the right, quick march", the platoon wheels to the right as it steps off in quick time.’
    • ‘"Quick, march!" ordered the Sergeant Major who himself had received a direct order from the crossing's green-man.’


quick march

/ˈˌkwik ˈˌmärCH/