frog-marched; frog-marching; frog-marches

transitive verb

: to seize from behind roughly and forcefully propel forward
frog-marched him out the door

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frog-march was in 1884


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Cite this Entry

“Frog-march.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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