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move  (mv)
v. moved, mov·ing, moves
1. To change in position from one point to another: moved away from the window.
2. To progress in sequence; go forward: a novel that moves slowly.
3. To follow a specified course: Earth moves around the sun.
4. To progress toward a particular state or condition: moving up in the company; moved into the lead.
5. To go from one residence or location to another; relocate.
6. To start off; depart.
7. To be disposed of by sale: Woolens move slowly in the summer.
8. To change posture or position; stir: was afraid to move.
9. Games To change the position of a piece in a board game.
10. To be put in motion or to turn according to a prescribed motion. Used of machinery.
11. To exhibit great activity or energy.
12. To initiate an action; act.
13. To be active in a particular environment: moves in diplomatic circles.
14. To stir the emotions: words that have the power to move.
15. To make a formal motion in parliamentary procedure: move for an adjournment.
16. To evacuate. Used of the bowels.
1. To change the place or position of: moved her office; could not move his arm.
2. To cause to go from one place to another: moved the crowd away.
3. Games To change (a piece) from one position to another in a board game: moved a pawn.
4. To change the course of: moved the discussion to other matters.
5. To dislodge from a fixed point of view, as by persuasion: Speak to him, ladies, see if you can move him (Shakespeare).
6. To prompt to an action; rouse: Anger moved her to speak out.
a. To set or keep in motion.
b. To cause to function.
c. To cause to progress or advance.
a. To arouse the emotions of; affect.
b. To excite or provoke to the expression of an emotion: The film moved me to tears. See Synonyms at affect1.
a. To propose or request in formal parliamentary procedure: moved that a vote be taken.
b. To make formal application to (a court, for example).
10. To dispose of by sale: moved the new merchandise quickly.
11. To cause (the bowels) to evacuate.
a. The act or an instance of moving.
b. A particular manner of moving: made some intricate moves on the dance floor.
2. A change of residence or location.
3. Games
a. An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
b. The prescribed manner in which a piece may be played.
c. A participants turn to make a play.
4. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver: a move to halt the arms race.
Phrasal Verb:
move in
To begin to occupy a residence or place of business.
get a move on Informal
To get started; get going.
move in on
1. To make intrusive advances toward; intrude on.
2. To attempt to seize control of: moving in on their territory.
on the move
1. Busily moving about; active: A nurse is on the move all day.
2. Going from one place to another: troops on the move.
3. Making progress; advancing: a technology that is clearly on the move.

[Middle English moven, from Old French movoir, from Latin movre; see meu- in Indo-European roots.]

move  /muv/  v. moved, moving, moves8 [I] (in a formal meeting or court of law) to make a motion: I move that this meeting be adjourned. See: motion. 9 [I;T] to empty the bowels: The hospital patient moved his bowels this morning. 10 phrasal v. sep. to move (s.o.) along: a. [I] to move farther away: After a few weeks, we decided to move along on our trip. b. [T] s.o.: to force s.o. to move: Police moved the protesters along. 11 phrasal v. sep. to move (s.o. or s.t.) around: a. [I] to (cause to) move without stopping: She makes me nervous because she moves around so much. b. [T] s.o. or s.t.: to rearrange: He decided to move his books around so he could find the ones he needed. 12 phrasal v. [I] to move away: a. to live someplace else: We moved away from New York and live in Florida now. b. to step back: Firefighters told people to move away from the fire. 13 infrml. to move heaven and earth: to try with all ones power: The son got sick and his parents moved heaven and earth with the hospital to try to save him. 14 phrasal v. [I] to move in: to go live in: We bought a new house and moved in last week. 15 phrasal v. insep. [I] to move in on s.o. or s.t.: a. to go closer to s.o. or s.t., approach: The police moved in on the criminal and captured her. b. to take s.o. or s.t. away from s.o., displace: Another guy moved in on my girlfriend and now she and he are dating. 16 phrasal v. [I] to move off: to go away, leave, (syn.) to depart: As we walked closer, the deer moved off. 17 phrasal v. insep. [I] to move on s.t.: to finish s.t., conclude it: The deal is all clear and settled, so we can move on it now. 18 phrasal v. [I] to move out: to leave a place permanently, usu. a home: We moved out of our old house into a small apartment. 19 phrasal v. sep. [I] to move up: to advance, improve ones position: She is moving up in that company to a better job.
n. 1 a change of position: The policeman told the thief not to make a move or he would shoot. 2 a change of homes: We made a move from a city apartment to a suburban house. 3 a players action: In chess, each player makes one move at a time. 4 Dont make a move!: Stand still!: The police officer told the criminal, Dont make a move while I handcuff you! 5 on the move: a. to go to different places: I have been on the move all day, from work to the supermarket to the post office to the cleaners. b. to be functioning well, in action: Our plans are really on the move now for marketing our new product. 6 infrml. to get a move on: to hurry, move fast: We should get a move on, or well be late for the movie. 7 to make a move: a. to take action: We should make a move now and offer money for that house. b. to change space: We made a move downtown to a new set of offices. 8 to make the move: a. to change jobs: I made the move to a new job (or) company last month. b. to take a specific action: I am thinking about going back to school and I should make the move now. 9 slang to put a move on s.o.: to make sexual advances to s.o.: This guy put a move on my girlfriend and asked her for a date, but she said, No!

Thesaurus: 1[I;T] (syns.) to advance, proceed: Traffic moved slowly out of the city during rush hour. Traffic advanced (or) proceeded slowly out of the city during rush hour. 2[I;T] (syns.) to relocate, transfer (a home or office): We moved from Chicago to New Orleans. We relocated from Chicago to New Orleans. 3[I;T] (syns.) to shift (a position), stretch: I moved my arms over my head. I shifted [T] (syns.) to touch (with strong emotion), affect: The singer moved the hearts of the audience with her love songs. The singer touched the hearts of the audience, etc. 5[I;T] (syn.) to shift a piece in a game: I moved my queen down the chessboard. I shifted[I;T] (syn.) to sell: Air conditioners [I] (syns.) to socialize with, circulate among: She moves among the famous in Hollywood. She socializes with (or) circulates among the famous in Hollywood. move

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