frog march

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

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frog march ‎(third-person singular simple present frog marches, present participle frog marching, simple past and past participle frog marched)

  1. To march or force a person forward while holding their arms from behind or aside, as a prisoner.
  2. (formerly) To carry a person face-down with one person holding each limb.
  3. To forcibly relocate a person, especially in a degrading or humiliating manner.

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frog march ‎(plural frog marches)

  1. The process of frog-marching a person.

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