Frog-march definition

frôgmärch
(chiefly brit., informal) To grasp by the arm from behind and force to walk along.
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To force a person to walk where he does not wish to go by holding his arms behind him and pushing him forward.
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Alternative spelling of frog march.
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To march or force a person forward while holding their arms from behind or aside, as a prisoner.
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(archaic) To carry a person face-down with one person holding each limb.
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To forcibly relocate a person, especially in a degrading or humiliating manner.
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The process of frog-marching a person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
frog-march
Plural:
frog-marches

Origin of frog-march

  • Originated circa 1871, from the resemblance of the target to a splayed-out frog.

    From Wiktionary